Author(s): Kate Holden
An Australian memoir published to critical acclaim worldwide, In My Skin is the true story of Kate Holden's life as sex worker and a heroin addict. Kate was a nice middle-class girl: a dreamy bookworm, a classics scholar and an innocent. In this memoir she chronicles in frank and beautifully crafted prose her descent into drug addiction and then sex work. She depicts the harsh honesty of the life she led in Melbourne's streets and brothels. The hardship and the friendships, the day to day struggle to survive. And she tells how, ultimately, she overcame her addiction to forge a new life for herself.
Shortlisted for ABIA Australian Newcomer of the Year (Debut Writer) 2007 and Dobbie Award 2007.
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