The Virgin Cure

The Virgin Cure

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From the author of the number one Canadian bestseller The Birth House comes the story of a young girl abandoned to the streets of post-Civil War New York City.

"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."

Set on the streets of Lower Manhattan in 1871, The Virgin Cure is the story of Moth, a girl abandoned by her father and raised by a mother telling fortunes to the city's desperate women.… (more)

Editorial reviews (3 reviews)

The world McKay portrays is compelling—it’s a time and place where the necessity of hand-to-mouth survival trumps questions of propriety and morality and a young girl quickly learns that her sexuality is a commodity.

The Virgin Cure is not for the reader who thinks historical fiction should be a romantic story in period clothing. For those who savor the earthiness and tumult of the time and place, it is an interesting, informative and often surprising read.

Moth’s voice is compelling, and the subject matter will fascinate readers. Recommended for those who enjoy historical fiction like Michel Faber’s The Crimson Petal and the White and Arthur Golden’s Memoirs of a Geisha.

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Book Details  

Publisher: HarperCollins (June 26, 2012)

Collection: Harper

Format: EPUB

Page count: 336 pages

File size: 1.6 MB

Protection: DRM

Language: English

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