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The Virgin Cure: A Novel af Ami McKay
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The Virgin Cure: A Novel (original 2011; udgave 2013)

af Ami McKay (Forfatter)

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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 City.

McKay, whose debut novel The Birth House 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 York.

In a powerful novel that recalls the evocative 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.

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Titel:The Virgin Cure: A Novel
Forfattere:Ami McKay (Forfatter)
Info:Harper Perennial (2013), Edition: Reprint, 352 pages
Samlinger:Dit bibliotek, Skal læses
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The Virgin Cure af Ami McKay (2011)

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Beautifully written, appealing characters, interesting historically, good storyline. And very little sexual content, a plus. :-) ( )
  Abcdarian | May 18, 2024 |
Women
  BooksInMirror | Feb 19, 2024 |
I understand the compulsion to include the doctor's observations and voice, but I found them distracting. Moth is a fabulous character and this is a great story ( )
  chailatte | Feb 5, 2024 |
Evocative, gorgeously told, emotionally difficult at times, and a total immersion in a time not so long ago, yet so very different in tenor. Or was it? ( )
  BethOwl | Jan 24, 2024 |
A compelling coming of age story set in 1870s New York City. This was quite engrossing and highly readable. I was so invested in Moth and her story that I would have finished this in one day had I not had other things that needed doing.

My only complaint is that there are excerpts throughout the chapters that I felt made the pacing a bit odd and oftentimes didn't really add anything to the story being told. I think it would have been better if these excerpts were put in the beginning or end of the chapters so as not to disturb the pacing.

Overall, I quite liked this book, but the pacing issues kept me from loving it. ( )
  LynnMPK | Nov 22, 2023 |
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As with her first novel, McKay packs The Virgin Cure to the brim with ephemera (silk walking suits, evening toilette, tear catchers, and Circassian hair oils), local legends, and wives’ tales (the title comes from the popular belief at the time that having sex with a virgin cured illness).
tilføjet af chazzard | RedigerQuill & Quire, Natalie Samson (Jan 31, 2012)
 
Dickens in the brothel..Ami McKay’s first bestselling novel was a trove of period ephemera, her own narrative playing off juicy snippets from newspapers, magazine ads and herbalist lore. It was a winning formula that she continues to favour in a new novel that also shares thematic territory with The Birth House....Moth’s lot in life is undeserved and her longings universal. You’ll hope that she escapes with her dignity and her health, and you’ll want her to feel safe, have comfort and be loved. In spite of the odds stacked against her, she deserves it.
 
Moth is the central character of Ami McKay’s new novel The Virgin Cure, the long-awaited follow-up to her 2006 debut, The Birth House. It’s a powerful novel, rooted in the same elements that made The Birth House both critically lauded and a bestseller — including a vivid historical realism and compelling, well-drawn characters — but with a significantly darker approach and subject matter....One of McKay’s gifts and skills as a writer is her ability to utterly immerse the reader in her fictional world....That resignation, and those fleeting moments of care, in a world of obliviousness and pain, combine to make The Virgin Cure a powerful, affecting novel.
 
Fans of McKay’s bestselling novel The Birth House are going to love The Virgin Cure, her second story about an unusual girl living in a precise time and place. This time it’s 12-year-old Moth, the daughter of a heartless gypsy fortune teller, navigating the mean streets of Manhattan’s Lower East Side around the Bowery in 1871—that’s before galleries, boutique hotels and a Daniel Boulud restaurant moved in....the author falls short with her heroine’s voice: Moth lacks depth, and besides her turbulent existence, there’s nothing particularly profound about her. Still, it’s difficult not to swiftly turn the pages of The Virgin Cure, if only to discover how Moth realizes her ultimate revenge fantasy.
 
The Virgin Cure, which tells the story of Moth, a young girl who grows up in severe poverty in 19th century New York. Readers won’t soon forget Moth, who is sold by her mother into life as a lady’s maid at the age of 12....This is a lovely novel, written in a style that is both clean and subtle. McKay’s voices are true; her characters sympathetic. Although Moth’s story is not easy or painless, I’m certain readers will take to The Virgin Cure just as they did The Birth House.

 
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Recall ages - One age is but a part-ages are but a part;
Recall the angers, bickerings,delusions,superstitions of the idea of caste
Recall the the bloody cruelties and crimes.

Anticipate the best women;
I say an unnumbered new race of hardy and well defined
women are to spread through all of These States
I say a girl fit for These States must be free, capable, ,
dauntless, just the same as a boy.

- Walt Whitman
Shrewdness, large capital, business enterprise, are all enlisted in the lawless stimulation of this mighty instinct of sex.
- Dr Elizabeth Blackwell - founder of the New York Infirmary for Indigent Women and Children
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For Sarah Fonda Mackintosh- doctor, mother, rebel; and for my mother, who never let me forget that I came from such stuff.
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I am Moth, a girl from the lowest part of Chrystie Street, born to a slum house mystic and the man who broke her heart.
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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 City.

McKay, whose debut novel The Birth House 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 York.

In a powerful novel that recalls the evocative 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.

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