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Author Jean Hanff Korelitz
Genre Fiction
Release Date 2009
Movie Adaptations

Admission (2013)

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Admission is a 2009 novel by Jean Hanff Korelitz. The novel was adapted as a 2013 movie.


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 overwhelming 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 Portia must decide whether to or not to make her own ultimate admission.