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Property Of
     

Property Of

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by Alice Hoffman
 

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When Property Of was first published in 1977, Kirkus Reviews described 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

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When Property Of was first published in 1977, Kirkus Reviews described 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.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher

“Like Anne Tyler, Hoffman spins a story enchantingly, with the undeniable force and vividness of a dream.” —Ms.

“She is a born storyteller.” —Entertainment Weekly

“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

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780374531836
Publisher:
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Publication date:
05/12/2009
Series:
FSG Classics Series
Pages:
288
Sales rank:
587,126
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 8.20(h) x 0.90(d)

Meet the Author


Alice Hoffman has published more than two dozen works of fiction, including Property Of, Here on Earth, The Ice Queen, The Dovekeepers, and The Third Angel. Her novel Practical Magic was adapted into the 1998 film of the same name, starring Sandra Bullock and Nicole Kidman. She lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and New York City.

Brief Biography

Hometown:
Boston, Massachusetts
Date of Birth:
March 16, 1952
Place of Birth:
New York, New York
Education:
B.A., Adelphi University, 1973; M.A., Stanford University, 1974
Website:
http://www.alicehoffman.com

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Property Of 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
Orwick_Girl More than 1 year ago
I really liked this book. I couldn't even put it down! I loved the world Hoffman presented which was a New York underground of heroine, loose girls, and gangs. I loved the situations the characters were in and there really was no dull moment The problem I had however was the development of the minor characters. The main characters were really good. But The Property and The Orphans hardly made an impact of the stories. It's a shame to because their intro does leave the reader wanting more. Oh, and you will definitely end up hating McKay and want to slap the main girls face silly.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
This book was violent and risky. It was very descriptive how life is for a Gang. As you got through the book, you can feel the happiness, pain, and hoplessness the narrator went through just to impress one boy.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Alice Hoffman is awesome! I was tied down to the book until I finished the last page. I felt as if I was right there w/ the main character- feeling sad, happy, free, numb, etc. I can't wait to read another book by her!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
this book was just okay when it stared out but when i got to the third chapeter i could not put it down and i stayed up late every night so i could just finsh what would happen to that poor girl thought the book i thought it was the greatest book yet
Guest More than 1 year ago
I loved this book. Even though I have never experimented with drugs or anything, I could feel everything the reader was going through. The book absolutely drew me in.