In My Skin: A Memoir

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Text Publishing, Oct 1, 2007 - Biography & Autobiography - 304 pages

I made money I’d never imagined and I wore velvet dresses and shone in lamplight. I walked tall in crowds, knowing myself to be desired. I told people I was a prostitute, and smiled as I said it, and dared them to turn their gaze...The smile that I give when I talk about it now is, I can feel, nostalgic, provocative. A brightness comes into my eyes. And, I’m told, a hard look too.

In My Skin describes an extraordinary journey through an often hidden world of heroin and prostitution. Kate’s story is one of survival and resourcefulness, and an unflinching look at the consequences of addiction. More than just a fearless and compelling narrative, In My Skin is the triumphant announcement of a new talent in Australian writing.

 

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User Review  - cazzoduro - LibraryThing

Very well written book about a former heroin addict and prostitute who has turned her life around. Some wonderful insights into the world of commercialized sex and its customers, and of course the ladies in this industry. Read full review

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User Review  - questbird - LibraryThing

This book was interesting to me because I was at primary school with the author and have had heroin addiction in my family. No disrespect to the book is intended, but all heroin addiction stories seem ... Read full review

Contents

Section 1
4
Section 2
16
Section 3
31
Section 4
41
Section 5
55
Section 6
66
Section 7
78
Section 8
88
Section 14
154
Section 15
164
Section 16
177
Section 17
187
Section 18
198
Section 19
207
Section 20
217
Section 21
228

Section 9
97
Section 10
109
Section 11
118
Section 12
130
Section 13
144
Section 22
243
Section 23
252
Section 24
261
Section 25
273
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About the author (2007)

Kate Holden is the author of In My Skin: A memoir and The Romantic: Italian Nights and Days, published by Text. For six years she wrote a column for The Age and has published essays, short stories, and reviews in Griffith Review, Meanjin, The Weekend Australian, The Monthly, The Saturday Paper and others.

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