In My Skin: A Memoir
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 prostitution. 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.
'Quite simply in a class of its own. In My Skinis the work of a stunningly talented writer who both graces and surpasses her material.' Guardian
Kate Holden is the author of In My Skin: A memoirand The Romantic: Italian Nights and Days, published by Text. For six years she wrote a column for The Ageand has published essays, short stories, and reviews in Griffith Review, Meanjin, The Weekend Australian, The Monthly, The Saturday Paperand others.
Shortlisted for ABIA Australian Newcomer of the Year (Debut Writer) 2007 and Dobbie Award 2007.
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