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Prized Possessions

Corman, Avery

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ISBN 10: 0671692984 / ISBN 13: 9780671692988
Published by Simon & Schuster, 1991
Used Condition: Good Hardcover
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320 pages; ex-library with usual markings, edge wear to jacket and boards, corners bumped; Like his bestselling Kramer vs. Kramer, Corman's new novel is a story of a "perfect family" in a crisis right from the headlines. The story of a woman's rape and its powerful efects on the members of her family marks Corman's return to the world of families we recognize, giving a realistic view of how tragedy changes people and their values irrevocably. Bookseller Inventory # kb015836

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Title: Prized Possessions

Publisher: Simon & Schuster

Publication Date: 1991

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Good

Dust Jacket Condition: Good

Edition: First Edition.

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This story of a young woman's rape and its effect on her family takes place in the world of Manhattan's upper middle class, tracing Elizabeth Mason's recovery, her parent's pain and guilt, and the family's gradual transformation

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As he did in Kramer vs. Kramer, Avery Corman has again put his finger on the dramatic subject that cuts to the heart of every American's immediate concern. Here, against the backdrop of Manhattan careers, country houses, and children whose futures are limited only by their parents' checkbooks, Corman introduces Elizabeth Mason, a beautiful, spirited teenager who is raped during her first week of college by the star of the school tennis team. Her gradual recovery, the pain and guilt that threaten her parents' marriage, the dramatic courtroom scenes, and the family's eventual transformation, create a story of a perfect family caught in a crisis right from today's headlines.

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