Tuesday, November 24, 2009
Portia Nathan's job is to read high school applications for Princeton University throughout the school year, and help decide which applicants get the coveted slots and which applications get shredded and burned. As the admissions process continues, her life unwinds...she loses her unmarried lover to a woman willing to have his baby; her radical 60's mother views sheltering a pregnant teenager as a second chance to successfully mold a daughter; and the remnants of a college affair come back to haunt her. Portia is given the opportunity to right some wrongs from her past, but will she have the courage to do what needs to be done? In Admission, Korelitz, author of Sabbathday River, mines her experiences as a Princeton admissions officer to offer a novel of secrets and consequences. Also, the reader gets a peek into the competitive world of college admissions and may obtain some pointers on structuring a winning application.