In My Skin

In My Skin : A Memoir

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"I watched the glaze of headlights, the windscreens of oncoming cars: a series of trapezoids with the silhouette of a single male driver. One pulled up in front of me; I reached over and opened the door, slid in. The smell of an unfamiliar car. A middle-aged man looking at me. 'Hi,' I said. 'How are you?' Kate Holden is accustomed to being summed up at a glance: arts graduate, history buff, middle-class daughter, dreamer, innocent. But she is a young woman who understands better than most the secrets that people keep hidden. "In My Skin" follows her journey from her reputation as a 'good girl' in the safe and leafy suburbs of Melbourne, to the all-consuming attractions of heroin and the sex industry. This is a story of survival and resourcefulness; an unflinching look at the consequences of addiction. Holden's journey leads her from a sheltered life in her loving family home to a world of sex for money - a seedy netherworld of back lanes, backseats and brothels. More than just a fearless and compelling narrative, "In My Skin" is a triumphant announcement of a major new literary talent.

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  • Paperback | 304 pages
  • 136 x 208 x 24mm | 322.06g
  • Canongate Books Ltd
  • Edinburgh, United Kingdom
  • 1841957917
  • 9781841957913
  • 2,081,407

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About Kate Holden

KATE HOLDEN was born in Melbourne in 1972. She completed an honours degree in classics and literature at the University of Melbourne and a graduate diploma in professional writing and editing. In My Skin is her first book.

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