One of our Great Reads You May Have Missed in 2012.
A beguiling and disturbing story set in 1871 New York where poverty and decadence are unhappy, but necessary bedfellows. Moth, the 12 year old central character, is sold into prostitution by an uncaring mother and as a virgin she holds the key to a mythical cure for all manner of sexually transmitted diseases. The lush descriptions by the author bring late 19C seedy New York to vivid life and make this an alluring read.
October 2012 Book of the Month.
A few Lovereading members have been lucky enough to get to read this novel ahead of publication. Scroll down to see what they think...
|Primary Genre||Historical Fiction|