Rent Girl

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Last Gasp, 2004 - Comics & Graphic Novels - 239 pages
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Rent Girl is the illustrated saga of one broke baby dyke trying to make a buck in the surreal world of the sex industry. Avoiding the stereotypes of prostitute as victim or superhero, Tea instead explores the complicated occupation in all its nuances - absurd, somber, hilarious, disturbing. When Michelle, a young Boston baby dyke, needs money, her adventuresome girlfriend suggests taking up a secretive career in the world of escort services. Her misadventures through her years in the sex trade are at times, humorous, tantalizing, and heartbreaking. Constantly struggling between the worlds of poverty and prostitution, Michelle must make the eventual decision to stay in the business with its financial freedoms or quit for spiritual serenity.
  

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User Review  - centersexculture - LibraryThing

Published by Last Gasp of San Francisco, CA; donated by T.McCarthy; Words by Michelle Tea, a well known writer/contributor/autobiographer in the Bay Area. Most of her work touches on sex work ... Read full review

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User Review  - Raina - Goodreads

Totally mezmerizing. The illustrations are really really gorgeous. Fascinating story. Very not a kids book. Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
5
Section 2
12
Section 3
15
Section 4
18
Section 5
24
Section 6
41
Section 7
57
Section 8
70
Section 12
94
Section 13
114
Section 14
139
Section 15
145
Section 16
148
Section 17
158
Section 18
180
Section 19
197

Section 9
74
Section 10
89
Section 11
91
Section 20
203
Section 21
214
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About the author (2004)

Michelle Tea is the prolific author of the Lambda Award-winning "Valencia, " the graphic novel "Rent Girl, " the "inspired queer bildungsroman" Rose of No Man's Land, and other books. She was a 1999 recipient of a Rona Jaffe Foundation Writers' Award for fiction. Her critically acclaimed books have appeared on "books of the year" lists in publications ranging from the "Voice Literary Supplement" to the "San Francisco Chronicle." She lives in San Francisco.

Laurenn McCubbin is the author and illustrator of the Xeric Award Winning "XXXLiveNudeGirls and "XXXLNG: Pretty Like A Princess (with Nikki Coffman); and the Creative Director of "Kitchen Sink. Her work appears widely, from "On Our Backs to the "New York Times.

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