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In My Skin: A Memoir by Kate Holden

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In My Skin: A Memoir by Kate Holden

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Presenting her tale of heroin addiction, half-hearted rehab and prostitution, here, Kate Holden conjures the sense of invincibility that comes with the first taste of adult life, the belief that drugs can make love and art transcendent, and, the conviction that you are in control.

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"[Kate Holden's] road to recovery begins when she starts working in a brothel. The clients seem to fit the same distribution curve - brutish at one end, sweet at the other - but now that the trade is coming to her, she draws strength from the power of her allure, starts to take pride in her work, and discovers she's good at it. This surprising trajectory, along with its searing intellectual and emotional honesty and the quality of the writing, easily sets "In My Skin" apart from most other my-substance-abuse-hell memoirs." - "The Independent" on Sunday 21/05/06. "Her vivid narrative voice lends a gritty poetry to her tale of heroin addiction, half-hearted rehab and prostitution. The book's power to shock rests in its contrasts; the life Kate led during her 20s may have been unexceptional for many young women, but not for a pretty, intelligent, middle-class girl with a classics degree, a job in a bookshop and a loving family of liberal, politically aware academics. She conjures with glittering clarity the sense of invincibility that comes with the first taste of adult life, the belief that drugs can make love and art transcendent, the conviction that you are in control. "In My Skin" is a compelling story of love and squalor that retains humanity and sympathy." - "The Observer", 14/05/06.

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SKU GOR001468347
Title In My Skin: A Memoir
Author By (author) Kate Holden
Contributor No
Condition GOOD
Binding Type Paperback
Publisher Canongate Books Ltd
Year Published 2007
Page Number 292
ISBN 1841959316
ISBN13 9781841959313
Cover Note Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual cover or edition may vary.
Prizes No
Edition Text N/A
Note This is a used book. We do our best to provide good quality books for you to read, but there is no escaping the fact that it has been owned and read by someone else previously. Therefore it will show signs of wear and may be an ex library book.

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