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A young girl in her teens is orphaned by her drunken step-father, and it is up to her to make things right. This young girl has delt whith insest, loss of self-worth and over-all abuse. She is a poor girl who must take up the act of prostitution to keep a roof over her head, for she hsent the money to get an education. Then she meets Mark, and the real trouble begins.
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Plot & Themes

Time/era of story    -   1960's-1970's Life of a profession:    -   prostitute/stripper/porn Ethnic/Regional/Religion    -   Japanese Kind of living:    -   making "Ends Meat" by prostitution Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Loss of...    -   parents Job/Profession/Status story    -   Yes Ethnic/regional/gender life    -   Yes Woman's story?    -   Yes

Main Character

Gender    -   Female Profession/status:    -   prostitute Age:    -   a teen Ethnicity/Nationality    -   Japanese


How much descriptions of surroundings?    -   3 () Misc setting    -   prison    -   sewers/subways

Writing Style

Sex in book?    -   Yes Lot of foul language?    -   Yes Amount of dialog    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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