Amanda Brainerd is a New York City real estate broker, wife and mother of three. She graduated from Harvard College and earned a Master of Architecture from Columbia University after being expelled from Choate Rosemary Hall boarding school in the 10th grade. This is her first novel.
Age of Consent is about three young women in the 1980s, who negotiate fraught friendships, sexuality, class, and predatory older men on the journey from innocence to independence. The narrative begins at a Connecticut boarding school, then follows the characters to New York City. A captivating, timeless novel, Age of Consent intimately evokes the heady freedom of our teenage years.