The virgin cure / Ami McKay.

This is the much-anticipated follow-up to the phenomenon that is THE BIRTH HOUSE. Set in Victorian New York in the year 1871, as a crowded, sweltering summer of riots and poverty comes to a close, 12-year-old Moth's journey is just beginning. Sold away by her mother, Moth becomes a pickpocket on the...

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Main Author: McKay, Ami, 1968-
Published: Toronto : Knopf Canada, 2011.
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Summary: This is the much-anticipated follow-up to the phenomenon that is THE BIRTH HOUSE. Set in Victorian New York in the year 1871, as a crowded, sweltering summer of riots and poverty comes to a close, 12-year-old Moth's journey is just beginning. Sold away by her mother, Moth becomes a pickpocket on the streets of the Lower East Side and becomes involved in a world of danger and violence. THE VIRGIN CURE is a tale of secrets and truths, of dark myths and magic of the heart - of one woman's fight to be heard, and one girl's desire to be loved.
Physical Description: 368 p.
Language: English
ISBN: 9780676979565
9780676979572 (pbk.)
Author Notes: Ami McKay was born in Indiana in 1968. She is a playwright, novelist and journalist. She started her writing career as a freelancer for CBC Radio. Her work has aired on 'This Morning' and 'The Sunday Edition'. Her documentary, Daughter of Family G won an Excellence in Journalism Medallion at the 2003 Atlantic Journalism Awards.Her first title, The Birth House, made the Number One Spot on Canadian best sellers list. In 2012 she won the Atlantic Independent Booksellers' Association "Bookseller's Choice of the Year" award for her title, The Virgin Cure.

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