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A macabre voyage into the underbelly of nineteenth-century New York. I am Moth, a girl from the lowest part of Chrystie Street, born to a slum-house mystic and the man who broke her heart.‘ So begins THE VIRGIN CURE, a novel set in the tenements of lower Manhattan in 1871. As a young child, Moth’s father smiled, tipped his hat and walked away from her for ever. The summer she turned twelve, her mother sold her as a servant to a wealthy woman, with no intention of ever seeing her again.
Ami McKay, geb. 1968, ist eine kanadische Autorin, Theaterschriftstellerin und Journalistin, vielfach preisgekrönt. “Although the plot of author McKay’s novel is engaging and credible, it is the rich portrait of 19th century life in America’s largest city with overwhelming poverty. The author’s details of the period, transportation, the homes of the impoverished as well as their wealthy employers let’s us leave the scenes as though we had actually been there while the drama unfolded.” (Leser) (257 Rezensionen / 4,3 Sterne), 370 Seiten noch günstig?