"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."--Publisher annotation.
On a lark, three drunk teenaged girls speed across the greens on a "borrowed" golf cart. The cart crashes and one of the girls lands violently, killed instantly. The driver, Jo, flees the hometown that has turned against her, but even at a boarding school her past weighs on her-- the death of her best friend, her parents' rocky marriage tipped into demise -- and she is targeted by a predatory male teacher. Many years later, having navigated the treachery in a new world, she describes her past and the system that failed to protect her. -- adapted from publisher info and perusal of book.