Hooks

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Dundurn, Apr 21, 2012 - Fiction - 214 pages
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When Georgia accepts the assignment to research prostitution in India, she enters blithely, confident of her ability to remain objective in the face of the difficult subject matter. Provided with an Indian guide, Karma, Georgia feels that she is in control of her well-being and safety. But India, being India, soon overwhelms her preconceptions as Karma's first attempt to facilitate her assignment is to arrange for her to witness an encounter between a prostitute and a john.

Told in two voices, Georgia's and Karma's, Hooks grapples with the discrepancies between a Western and an Eastern take on prostitution in a country where tradition, modernity, and necessity cast disturbing slants on the truth.

A morality tale told from vastly different personal circumstances and orientations, Hooks draws in the uninitiated Georgia, as she in turn helps the grieving Karma to realize a route away from his spoiled hopes.

 

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Georgia researches and writes books on sensational topics, such as the sex scene in New York City. When she is asked to study and write about prostitution in India, she jumps at the chance. Her ... Read full review

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Contents

Preface
9
One
17
Two
43
Three
65
Four
83
Five
97
Six
111
Seven
127
Eight
145
Nine
169
Ten
177
Eleven
195
Epilogue
207
Acknowledgements
215
Of Related Interest
217
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Julie Oakes has a master's degree from New York University in art professions and a master's degree in social and political science from the New School for Social Research in New York City. She is a renowned visual artist and is currently a writer for the art magazine Vie des Arts. Julie lives in the Okanagan Valley.

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