Admission

By Jean Hanff Korelitz (Audiobook, 2012)
"Admissions. Admission. Aren't there two sides to the word? And two opposing sides...It's what we let in, but it's also what we let out."



For years, 38-year-old Portia Nathan has avoided the past, hiding behind her busy (and sometimes punishing) career as a Princeton University admissions officer and her dependable domestic life. Her reluctance to confront the truth is suddenly overwhelmed by the resurfacing of a life-altering decision, and Portia is faced with an extraordinary test. Just as thousands of the nation's brightest students await her decision regarding their academic admission, so too must Portia decide whether to make her own ultimate admission.



Admission is at once a fascinating look at the complex college admissions process and an emotional examination of what happens when the secrets of the past return and shake a woman's life to its core.

"Admissions. Admission. Aren't there two sides to the word? And two opposing sides...It's what we let in, but it's also what we let out."



For years, 38-year-old Portia Nathan has avoided the past, hiding behind her busy (and sometimes punishing) career as a Princeton University admissions officer and her dependable domestic life. Her reluctance to confront the truth is suddenly overwhelmed by the resurfacing of a life-altering decision, and Portia is faced with an extraordinary test. Just as thousands of the nation's brightest students await her decision regarding their academic admission, so too must Portia decide whether to make her own ultimate admission.



Admission is at once a fascinating look at the complex college admissions process and an emotional examination of what happens when the secrets of the past return and shake a woman's life to its core.

Jean Hanff Korelitz was born and raised in New York and graduated from Dartmouth College and Clare College, Cambridge. She is the author of one book of poems, THE PROPERTIES OF BREATH, and three previous novels, A JURY OF HER PEERS, THE SABBATHDAY RIVER and THE WHITE ROSE, as well as a novel for children, INTERFERENCE POWDER. She has also published essays in the anthologies MODERN LOVE and BECAUSE I SAID SO, and in the magazines VOGUE, REAL SIMPLE, MORE, NEWSWEEK, ORGANIC STYLE, TRAVEL AND LEISURE (FAMILY) and others. She lives in Princeton, NJ with her husband (Irish poet Paul Muldoon, poetry editor at The New Yorker and Princeton poetry professor) and two children.

  • ADMISSION by Jean Hanff Korelitz

  • "Incisive and urbane...it harks back to the gender confusions of Shakespeare's comedies while adding some surprising contemporary twists...a roman a clef, a sendup of gossip columnists and Manhattan strivers and a paean to professional fulfillment.

    Korelitz's characters--charming, idealistic and contradictory--are what make The White Rose so appealing...This novel represents a significant step forward" (Praise for The White Rose) (The New York Times Book Review).

  • "Masterly, intelligent" (Praise for A Jury of Her Peers) (The Wall Street Journal).

  • "Korelitz builds to her surprising ending with a deliberate prose and a provocative eye for moral issues that have no clean answers" (Praise for The Sabbathday River) (Elle).

  • "A witty update of Strauss's Der Rosenkavalier, The White Rose is an odd hybrid indeed - rife with deliciously cutting social satire, but also with bittersweet observations on growing older. Korelitz shows us that modern love, like a satisfying read, is never predictable, but always worth the risk" (Praise for The White Rose) (Vogue).

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Product Details

Admission
  • Publisher: Hachette Audio
  • Price: $19.98 US/$21.98 CAN
  • Audio Run Time: 1140
  • ISBN-13: 9781611139273
  • On Sale Date: 04/02/2012
Admission