Calling Out

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Doubleday Canada, Limited, Sep 4, 2007 - 288 pages
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Fleeing heartbreak and boredom in Manhattan, Jane quits her job, drives west, and lands in Salt Lake City, where she takes a job answering phones at a Mormon-endorsed escort agency. As Jane struggles to find companionship and purpose in her new surroundings, she mothers the escorts and flirts with callers. But the pull of mystery and danger is too great. Boundaries begin to blur, and Jane inches toward a place that would have once been unthinkable: she becomes an escort. Shifting between self-doubt and confidence, uncertainty and adrenaline, Jane descends into the lonely world of sexual commerce and discovers–through her “bad” behavior–a new sense of self.

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User Review  - bookwormteri - LibraryThing

I was really surprised to love this book. The protagonist, Jane, is so lost and hopeless in her life in New York City that she picks up and takes off. She ends up in Salt Lake City, Utah where she ... Read full review


User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

A depressed 30-year-old advertising copywriter packs up her New York life and heads west in this debut novel.Chronically bored and suddenly single (her long-time boyfriend has met someone new), Jane ... Read full review

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About the author (2007)

Rae Meadows is a graduate of Stanford University and the MFA program at the University of Utah. Her short stories have appeared in Mississippi Review, Flyway, 580 Split, and Fine Print. She lives in Brooklyn, New York. Calling Out is her first novel.

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