His Favorites

Version: Unabridged
Author: Kate Walbert
Narrator: Kate Walbert
Genres: Fiction & Literature, Literature
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio
Published In: August 2018
# of Units: 2 CDs
Length: 4 hours
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Overview

From the highly acclaimed, bestselling National Book Award finalist and author of A Short History of Women, a searing and timely novel about a teenaged girl, a charismatic teacher, and a dark, open secret.

They were on a lark, three teenaged girls speeding across the greens on a borrowed golf cart, at night, drunk. The cart crashes and one of the girls lands violently in the rough, killed instantly. The driver, Jo, flees the hometown that has turned against her and enrolls at a prestigious boarding school. Her past weighs on her. She is responsible for the death of her best friend. She has tipped her parents' rocky marriage into demise. She is ready to begin again, far away from the accident.

Taut, propulsive and devastating, His Favorites reveals the interior life of a young woman determined to navigate the treachery in a new world. Told from her perspective many years later, the story cooly describes a series of shattering events and the system that failed to protect her. Walbert, who brilliantly explored a century of women's struggles for rights and recognition in her award-winning A Short History of Women, limns the all-too-common violations of vulnerability and aspiration in the lives of young women in this suspenseful short novel. From the publisher of the classic A Separate Peace, His Favorites is an urgent book by a wickedly smart writer (New York Times Book Review) whose work is fascinating, moving and significant (Washington Post).

Author Details

Author Details

Walbert, Kate

Kate Walbert is the author of the novels "A Short History of Women", named a top ten best book by "The ""New York Times Book Review" and finalist for the "Los Angeles Times Book Prize"; "Our Kind", nominated for the National Book Award; and "The Gardens of Kyoto", winner of the Connecticut Book Award. Walbert s stories have been published in "The New Yorker", "The Paris Review", and the "O. Henry Awards", and have twice been included in "The Best American Short Stories".