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Her first novel--now in trade paperback.

In this, the book that launched a major literary career, Alice Hoffman introduces us to a lonely outsider who wants desperately to belong. As she determinedly tries to become the "property of" a local gang's brooding leader, she will discover what can, and cannot, be possessed--and what can happen when you hand your heart over to a ...
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Overview

Her first novel--now in trade paperback.

In this, the book that launched a major literary career, Alice Hoffman introduces us to a lonely outsider who wants desperately to belong. As she determinedly tries to become the "property of" a local gang's brooding leader, she will discover what can, and cannot, be possessed--and what can happen when you hand your heart over to a man who claims to care nothing about love.

Alice Hoffman is the author of eleven other novels.

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Editorial Reviews

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“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

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780425174357
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA)
  • Publication date: 5/28/2000
  • Edition description: Reissue
  • Pages: 288
  • Product dimensions: 5.40 (w) x 8.00 (h) x 0.71 (d)

Meet the Author

Alice  Hoffman

Jorjeana Marie has worked extensively as an actress, comedienne, writer, and audiobook narrator. As a stand-up comic, she often opens for renowned talents such as Louis Anderson, Richard Lewis, and Louis CK. She lives in Pasadena, California.

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    1. Hometown:
      Boston, Massachusetts
    1. Date of Birth:
      March 16, 1952
    2. Place of Birth:
      New York, New York
    1. Education:
      B.A., Adelphi University, 1973; M.A., Stanford University, 1974
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  • Posted December 2, 2011

    A few flaws

    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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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 13, 2002

    A Book with Potential ! ! !

    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.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 19, 2001

    Almost addicting...I couldn't put it down!!!!!!

    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!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 16, 2001

    Intriguing, draws reader in

    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.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 12, 2001

    property of was the best i have read in a long time

    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

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