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The Crimson Petal and the White

Description: Amazon.com Review Although it's billed as "the first great 19th-century novel of the 21st century," The Crimson Petal and the White is anything but Victorian. The story of a well-read London prostitute named Sugar, who spends her free hours composing a violent, pornographic screed against men, Michel Faber's dazzling second novel dares to go where George Eliot's The Mill on the Floss and the works of Charles Dickens could not. We learn about the positions and orifices that Sugar and her clients favor, about her lingering skin condition, and about the suspect ingredients of her prophylactic douches. Still, Sugar ... (more)
Manufacturer: Mariner Books
Release date: 1 September 2003
ISBN-10 : 0156028778 | ISBN-13: 9780156028776
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