The Courtesan

The Courtesan was inspired by the real life of a woman who lived and loved in the extraordinary twilight decades of the Qing dynasty To this day, Sai Jinhua is a legend in her native land of China, and this is her story, told the way it might have been.The year is 1881 Seven year old Jinhua is


Not your typical prostitute this is a story of unconditional love Beautiful, intelligent, independent, strong willed, wealthy Lilith Fontenot seems by all appearances, to have it all But that s not how the highest paid prostitute in New Orleans sees herself A stain on society A scourge A

Little Peach

What do you do if you re in trouble When Michelle runs away from her drug addicted mother, she has just enough money to make it to New York City, where she hopes to move in with a friend But once she arrives at the bustling Port Authority, she is confronted with the terrifying truth she is alone

The Parcel

Finalist for the Writers Trust Fiction Prize and for the Governor General s Literary Award, this powerful new work, about a transgender sex worker in the red light district of Bombay who is given an unexpected task, is a gripping literary page turner difficult and moving, surprising and tender.

Madam: A Novel of New Orleans

When vice had a legal home and jazz was being born the captivating story of an infamous true life madamNew Orleans, 1900 Mary Deubler makes a meager living as an alley whore That all changes when bible thumping Alderman Sidney Story forces the creation of a red light district that s mockingly

Through the Deep Waters

Born to an unloving prostitute in a popular Chicago brothel, timid seventeen year old Dinah Hubley was raised amidst the secrets held in every dark, grimy room of her home Anxious to escape, Dinah pursues her dream of becoming a Harvey Girl, waiting tables along the railroad in an upscale hotel.

Traffick (Tricks, #2)

Five teens victimized by sex trafficking try to find their way to a new life in this riveting companion to the New York Times bestselling Tricks from Ellen Hopkins, author of Crank In her bestselling novel, Tricks, Ellen Hopkins introduced us to five memorable characters tackling these enormous

Out of the Easy

It s 1950, and as the French Quarter of New Orleans simmers with secrets, seventeen year old Josie Moraine is silently stirring a pot of her own Known among locals as the daughter of a brothel prostitute, Josie wants out of life than the Big Easy has to offer She devises a plan get out, but a


Mary Saunders, a lower class London schoolgirl, was born into rough cloth but hungered for lace and the trappings of a higher station than her family would ever know In 18th century England, Mary s shrewd instincts will get her only so far, and she despairs of the plans made for her to carve out a

The Crimson Petal and the White

Sugar, 19, prostitute in Victorian London, yearns for a better life From brutal brothel keeper Mrs Castaway, she ascends in society Affections of self involved perfume magnate William Rackham soon smells like love Her social rise attracts preening socialites, drunken journalists, untrustworthy

Tricks (Tricks, #1)

Five teenagers from different parts of the country Three girls Two guys Four straight One gay Some rich Some poor Some from great families Some with no one at all All living their lives as best they can, but all searching for freedom, safety, community, family, love What they don t


Lakshmi is a thirteen year old girl who lives with her family in a small hut in the mountains of Nepal Her family is desperately poor, but her life is full of simple pleasures, like raising her black and white speckled goat, and having her mother brush her hair by the light of an oil lamp But when

My Book of Life by Angel

When sixteen year old Angel meets Call at the mall, he buys her meals and says he loves her, and he gives her some candy that makes her feel like she can fly Pretty soon she s addicted to his candy, and she moves in with him As a favor, he asks her to hook up with a couple of friends of his, and

The Virgin Cure

From the author of the number one Canadian bestseller The Birth House comes the story of a young girl abandoned to the streets of post Civil War New York City I am Moth, a girl from the lowest part of Chrystie Street, born to a slum house mystic and the man who broke her heart So begins The