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The virgin cure

Author: Ami McKay
Publisher: London : Orion, 2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A novel set in the tenements of lower Manhattan in 1871. Born into the tenements, Moth's father smiled, tipped his hat and walked away from her forever. The summer she turned twelve, her mother sold her as a servant to a wealthy woman, with no intention of ever seeing her again. These betrayals lead Moth to work in a brothel known simply as The Infant School. There the inhabitants are prey to the virgin cure myth -  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Historical fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ami McKay
ISBN: 9781409143499 140914349X
OCLC Number: 778831530
Description: 356 pages ; 24 cm
Responsibility: Ami McKay.

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McKay's ability to make Moth's slum experience visceral is testament to her meticulous research and storytelling prowess * GLOBE & MAIL * McKay has created an engaging and wonderfully well-developed Read more...

 
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