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Property Of A Novel

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Property Of A Novel by Hoffman, Alice, 9780374531836
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  • ISBN: 9780374531836 | 0374531838
  • Cover: Paperback
  • Copyright: 5/12/2009
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WhenProperty Ofwas published in 1977,Kirkus Reviewsdescribed it as "that precious commodity, the first novel of great promise." In telling the story of a young outsider who is obsessed with her gang-leader lover but unwilling to commit to becoming one of "the Property of the Orphans"--the tough girls who belong to the boys on the avenue--Alice Hoffman explores hard truths about how difficult it is to love another, and yet how much more difficult it is to pull away.Alice Hoffmanis the author of over a dozen novels. She lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and New York City. WhenProperty Ofwas published in 1977,Kirkus Reviewsdescribed it as "that precious commodity, the first novel of great promise." Alice Hoffman has gone on to fulfill that promise in later works, but perhaps none achieve the emotional immediacy ofProperty Of. In telling the story of a young outsider who is obsessed with her gang-leader lover, McKay, but unwilling to commit to becoming one of "the Property of the Orphans"--the tough girls who belong to the boys on the avenue--Hoffman explores hard truths about how difficult it is to love another, and yet how much more difficult it is to pull away."[Hoffman] takes the landscape of ordinary people experiencing ordinary emotions and colors them in unexpected ways."--The Washington Post Book World "With her glorious prose and extraordinary eye . . . Alice Hoffman seems to know what it means to be a human being."--Susan Isaacs,Newsday "A reader is in good hands with Alice Hoffman, able to count on many pleasures. She is one of our quirkiest and most interesting novelists."--Jane Smiley,USA Today "Like Anne Tyler, Hoffman spins a story enchantingly, with the undeniable force and vividness of a dream."--Ms. "[Hoffman] is a born storyteller."--Entertainment Weekly "An unmistakably gifted work . . . Alice Hoffman flares with talent."--Kirkus Reviews

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