Property Of
Alice Hoffman

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Narrated By: Jorjeana Marie

Duration: 8 hours and 4 minutes

What to expect

Property Of is the book that launched a major literary career. In it, New York Times bestselling author Alice Hoffman introduces a lonely outsider who wants desperately to belong. She deeply envies the tough, sultry girls who wear mascara and black leather and hang with the local gang known as the Orphans. As the unnamed narrator determinedly tries to become the property of the gang's brooding leader, McKay, 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.


Fiction: general and literary

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“[Hoffman] is a born storyteller.”

Entertainment Weekly

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


“A marvelous writer with a painter’s eye who takes the landscape of ordinary people experiencing ordinary emotions and colors them in unexpected ways.”

Washington Post Book World

“With her glorious prose and extraordinary eye…Alice Hoffman seems to know what it means to be a human being.”


“An unmistakably gifted work, lavishing heart and craft on intractably unsympathetic materials. Hoffman finds poetry—terse, tough poetry—in her unnamed narrator’s doomed infatuation with McKay, president of the Orphans…No sociological cop-outs, then, just acute observation.”