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    EBOOK DOWNLOAD The Virgin Cure The Virgin Cure is packed with interesting bits of history period advertisements and lush descriptions of dresses from Harper's Bazaar It's a bit like leafing through a wonderful old scrapbook It also makes me want to go out and buy a corset a

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    characters The Virgin Cure Ami McKay Ù 4 Free read Read & Download ´ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Ù Ami McKay I was looking forward to reading this the story sounded interesting granted disturbing but also interesting I like reading novels set in this time period 1871 Most of what I read during this period takes place in England so I was look

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    EBOOK DOWNLOAD The Virgin Cure Ami McKay writes with storytelling ease of a young girl named “Moth” by a legendary pear tree on the crossroads of Pear Tree corner As imaginative as this sounds and though the novel is filled with a sort of Cirue du Sol

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    EBOOK DOWNLOAD The Virgin Cure A very interesting enjoyable and informative historical novel set in the mid 1800's detailing the plight of families struggling to survive the slum houses of lower Manhattan based on actual facts from research of

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    EBOOK DOWNLOAD The Virgin Cure Where do I begin with this Moth and her fortune telling mother live in poverty among the mean streets of lower Manhattan To buy food and sometimes liuor Moth's mother will sell just about anything of value she has to survive including Moth 12 year old Moth is brave and street smart but naive when she is sold to a wealthy but deranged woman B

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    EBOOK DOWNLOAD The Virgin Cure What a uniue book A story based on a dark time in early American history Young girls were soldtaken in and then their virginity was brokered

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Read ç The Virgin Cure 104 Read & Download ´ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Ù Ami McKay characters The Virgin Cure Use made headlines around the world returns with a resonant tale inspired by her own great great grandmother’s experiences as a pioneer of women’s medicine in nineteenth century New YorkIn a powerful novel that recalls the evocative Ami McKay writes with storytelling ease of a young girl named Moth by a legendary pear tree on the crossroads of Pear Tree corner As imaginative as this sounds and though the novel is filled with a sort of Cirue du Soleil creativity in the trappings of the book s characters from their costumes to their well manufactured displays of propriety the book is anything but happy It tells of the polarity between decadence and poverty in the streets of New York in 1871 the age of mysterious outbreaks of disease that would come to be known later as typhoid diphtheria smallpox tuberculosis gonnorrhea and syphilis It is in simple terms a story of survival of not only the city s poverty and disease but the ramifications of its poor choices or lack thereof which leads or continues the culture s socially accepted yet somewhat masked moral decline Poor and impoverished families sell their young daughters away into prostitution where they are not only valued for their youth their potential profitable income but also for their certified virginity and innocence But the value tied to a girl s virginity is not entirely driven by a desire toward her innocence and purity but rather driven by a rumoured myth of a virgin cure the belief that a man with disease could cure himself by deflowering a virgin of which the novel is aptly titled The tale is of a 12 year old girl named Ada Moth Fenwick who is left behind by her gypsy mother in poverty by a man whose wandering eye and lustful appetite found a much younger companion by the name of Katie Adams Though this part in the plot is small it is the catalyst that propels Moth into an enslaved life of first servitude then and then prostitution It can also be said that her father s actions were but a mere microcosm of the male psyche at large in the tenements of lower Manhattan in 1871 a foreshadowing of men s dismissive view of marriage and their wives What is left is an array of women who react to their station in life their personal ambitions for survival in prosperity security and if fitting love Ada s mother a gypsy fortuneteller is frugal with her love toward her daughter perhaps as a result of the severity of her abandonment by her husband and the severity of being poor with a child to raise on her own single handedly It would be better to think she did this as an effort to strengthen Ada in tactics of survival but it s too hopeful and assumption As a reader I suspect her coolness toward her daughter is due to the hardship of their impoverished life together and her personal heartache As ambition goes Ada s mother maximizes her exotic origin by exaggerating her prophetic supernatural abilities and by doing so increases whatever profit she is able to make An interesting trait about Ada s gypsy mother is her partiality to collecting charred trinkets from the wreckage of house fires It is as if perhaps her willingness to settle for charred token items speaks to her submission finally to the horror of her environment her poverty and her inability to overcome itMiss Emma Everett the madam in charge of raising young girls in prostitution on No 73 East Houston Street is surprisingly fair to the girls understanding always their crucial role in her tenacious ambition toward financial success She is clear about her expectations preying in on their youth their beauty and their willingness to succeed in raising their status from almost whore to whore in order to avoid a life on the streets Miss Emma is able to tantalize the girls with material extravagance and special treatment when she feels a girl is able to seduce clients into securing her and her household a fortune She is neither cruel to the girls in the house but strict in their tutelage in beauty and etiuette They are to her neither daughters nor friends but commodities to her social status and her business Miss Emma reflects the materialistic woman who will erase moral boundaries in order to survive and flourish amongst her peers perpetuating men s stereotypes of girls and women and satisfying their sexual appetites while filling her purse Mrs Wentworth though endowed with a high station and riches is inflicted with sorrow anguish and rage desiring power and vengeance on the youth beauty and innocent victims who beguile and surpass her in arousing desire The plot of Mrs Wentworth s cruelty was so difficult to read I had to during numerous times in my reading put the book down It is enough to say Mrs Wentworth s worst enemy is herself in her own torment that she feels compelled as a coping mechanism or an act of survival to inflict the same kind of torment on others Though she is cruel she is in fact not the most degenerate of the characters in the book Though Dr Sadie is a woman of heritage and rich origin her family also ostracizes her because of her choice in pursuing an education and a career that euals that of a man s at that time rather than marriage She boards and works in the New York Infirmary for Indigent Women and Children provides medical care for the young girls who live on East Houston Street and pays regular visits to those who too ill to leave their homes for medical care Dr Sadie the polar opposite of Miss Emma Everett in moral attitude is similar to her in that she works within the rules of a social system to further her goals namely to care for those who are in need Her financial compensation is most likely small compared to her previous lifestyle but provides an outlet where she feels she is doing some good especially toward the young victims that fall prey to the virgin cure mythology Ada Moth Fenwick is the child at the centre of the story whose lowly station in life has left her with few choices in acts of survival amongst the streets of Manhattan She is an embodiment of child woman young as 12 years old innocent in the ways of sexuality yet hardened by the harsh environment she finds herself in from abandonment of her father an unreuited love from her mother cruelty and humiliation in the service of Mrs Wentworth manipulation by a butler whom she trusts dishonesty in the craft of begging and stealing on the streets south of East Houston the betrayal of friends in the competition for being the most valuable asset and commodity to Miss Emma Everett to the eventual knowledge and misuse of her own sexuality The stories of these girls and women work together to showcase a hungry desperate and diseased New York of the 1870 s beneath the decadence of mansion and estate dress trains and social elitism Moth is not a butterfly but an active mistress of the night able to hover much like a hummingbird above her circumstances

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Read ç The Virgin Cure 104 Read & Download ´ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Ù Ami McKay characters The Virgin Cure Fiction Anita Shreve Annie Proulx and Joanne Harris Ami McKay brings to light the story of early forward thinking social warriors creating a narrative that readers will find inspiring poignant adventure filled and utterly unforgettable What a uniue book A story based on a dark time in early American history Young girls were soldtaken in and then their virginity was brokered by a Madam for a high fee What happened to these girls next was anyone s guess They turned into prostitutes selling themselves away piece by piece In the later 1800s men carrying Syphilis often thought that they could be cured by sleeping with an innocent virgin Her innocent blood would cure him hence the Virgin CureInteresting subject matter and at times it was tough to read Moth is a strong protagonist who manages her way through New York City while trying to secure a better life for herself outside the slums of Chrystie Street Throughout this book there were little anecdotes and news articles supporting the story that was being told through Moth s eyesThe ending was a little too abrupt and tied up for me I felt like the last chapter was un necessary and didn t really add anything to the story for me

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Read ç The Virgin Cure 104 Read & Download ´ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Ù Ami McKay characters The Virgin Cure From #1 international bestselling author Ami McKay comes The Virgin Cure the story of a young girl abandoned and forced to fend for herself in the poverty and treachery of post Civil War New York CityMcKay whose debut novel The Birth Ho The Virgin Cure is packed with interesting bits of history period advertisements and lush descriptions of dresses from Harper s Bazaar It s a bit like leafing through a wonderful old scrapbook It also makes me want to go out and buy a corset and gloves Okay maybe not the corset The descriptions of it are frighteningI m not yet finished reading the novel but the relationship between the female physician based on McKay s own great grandmother and the young girl Moth is compelling and the details of the underside of 19th century New York are fascinating It s clear that McKay loves her subject matter

  • ebook
  • 336
  • The Virgin Cure
  • Ami McKay
  • English
  • 20 October 2020
  • 9780062194169