College freshman Elizabeth Mason grew up with every advantage, but her life is thrown into chaos after a violent encounter
Elizabeth Mason’s parents always strived for the best for their daughter, sparing no expense on her education and upbringing. Now, on the verge of her freshman year at prestigious Layton College, Elizabeth has grown into a brilliant and compassionate young woman, if a little spoiled and naïve. But when a senior tennis star named Jimmy date rapes her during freshman orientation, Elizabeth’s once-tranquil life is shattered. Humiliated and guilt-ridden, she slips numbly through her first months of college before reporting the assault—a decision that launches her on a crusade to bring Jimmy to justice, one way or another.
In this powerful and affecting novel, Corman explores the devastating repercussions—both private and public—of campus date rape and the double standards surrounding sexuality for young men and women.
This ebook features an illustrated biography of Avery Corman, including rare images from the author’s personal collection.
Open Road Media; February 2013
- ISBN: 9781453270417
- Read online, or download in secure EPUB format
- Title: Prized Possessions
- Author: Avery Corman
Imprint: Open Road Media
In The Press
“Corman is in his element . . . and he narrates this one with the skill of an experienced literary juggler.” —Los Angeles Times
“[Corman] is known for his fast-moving and readable plots, sardonic commentaries on the upper classes and terse dialogue.” —The New York Times
About The Author
Avery Corman (b. 1935) is an American author best known for his novels Kramer vs. Kramer and Oh, God!, which inspired classic feature films. Born and raised in the Bronx, Corman worked as a freelance writer for most of his early career before his first novel was published in 1971. Corman has written powerfully of family relations, divorce, and midlife crisis.