In My Skin

In My Skin

A Memoir

Book - 2005
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Kate Holden is used to being summed up at a glance- arts graduate, history buff, middle-class daughter, dreamer, innocent. But she is a young woman who understands better than most the secrets that people keep hidden. This astonishing debut follows her journey from the safe and leafy suburbs of Melbourne to the all-consuming attractions of heroin and the sex industry.This is a story - confronting and utterly compelling - of survival and resourcefulness; an unflinching look at the consequences of addiction and the struggle of power and control that addicts face. Holden's journey leads her to a world of sex for money, from the seedy netherworld of back lanes and backseats to the security, both real and imagined, provided by brothels.This is a moving, at times brutal, memoir from a prodigiously talented new voice. Kate Holden has produced a searingly honest and wonderfully written account of a life on the streets, on drugs and on the skids.
Publisher: Melbourne : 2005
ISBN: 9781920885908
Branch Call Number: B 362.29092 HOLD
Characteristics: 285 p. ; 24 cm


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May 07, 2018

This book was good. Solid 4 stars, at one point it was a little dull, and I thought about stopping it (b/c I have several other books checked out that I'm excited to read) - but I'm glad I didn't. It is worth finishing.

Aug 15, 2015

I have had this book on hold for 4 months! Where the heck is it!??????
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xnatashax Aug 12, 2013

I read this book within a couple of days- and I'm not a quick reader, but it had me wanting to know more about her life. It was sad to read about it but always interesting to read about another person's life.

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