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SURVIVING MAE WEST
by PRISCILLA A. RODD
West Virginia University Press, 2006
eISBN: 978-1-935978-20-6 | Paper: 978-1-933202-07-5
Library of Congress Classification PS3618.O3548S87 2006

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ABOUT THIS BOOK

Tess, a West Virginian in New York City, finds herself among seedy brothels facing life as a prostitute. A number of trials test her in every way, leading to both understanding and misunderstanding among her friends and her family. Tess tells these stories of pain, joy, depression, loneliness, and endurance in her journal, and they will shock some readers and charm others. With the shadow of the Appalachians calling her back home, she desperately struggles to claim her individuality in a world of debauchery without the painful remnants of her past and fear of a fragmented future overwhelming her.



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