In My Skin

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Canongate, 2006 - Drug addicts - 286 pages
Kate Holden is a 'normal' girl.Most people know a girl like her: arts graduate, middle-class daughter, innocent. But she is a young woman who understands bette than most the secrets that people keep hidden.In My Skin decribes with breathtaking lyricism and brutal honesty Kate's journey through an alien world of heroin and prostitution. He story is one of survival and resourcefulness; an unflinching look at the consequences of addiction, how it grabs you by the throat and never tuly loosens its grip.More than just a fearless account of a decent into hell, In My Skin is a triumphant announcement of a major new literary talent.

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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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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


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About the author (2006)

Kate Holden was born in Melbourne in 1972. This is her first book.

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