Signed Copy of Whore of New York

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Why would someone ever voluntarily become a sex worker? Liara Roux writes about the salacious details leading up to her decision to become a career sex worker, and the unexpected truths she learned while working in the industry.


Liara Roux is accustomed to being mislabelled and misunderstood. 

As a child, Liara’s inquisitive, instinctive, and rebellious nature was frequently problematised in a world designed around the requirements of their neurotypical, cis, heterosexual male colleagues.  Coming of age in an oppressively restrictive home, they shuffled tarot and explored self portraiture to rationalise the injustice of chronic pain, toxic lovers, and the cruel silence of divinity. 

Critiquing capitalism’s mechanisms of exploitation, the conservatism of Western medicine, and the politics surrounding sex work, Whore of New York: Confessions of a Sinful Woman is a candid study of artistic awakening, and both spiritual and sexual growth after abuse, seen through the eyes of a proud outsider.

Reviews

"Liara writes with an intimate, anthropological eye about her experiences as a sex worker... an original reflection of joy, anguish, sex, and labour.” - New York Times

“A vivid, defiant meditation on sex, labor, and power.” - Vogue

“While Liara tells her own story, she represents aspects of the stories of so many sex workers who've had overlapping experiences. A gripping and smooth read — each paragraph included for a reason.”  - Stoya

"Whore of New York is a vibrant portrait of young life at the intersection of pleasure, politics, and personal growth. With a clear view of political, social and economic realities, Roux is doing important work in her portrayal of sex work not as apart from life in general, but as a part of life as a whole. Complex, raw, intimate." - Saskia Vogel, author of Permission

 

ISBN: 9781913462567
ISBN-10: 1913462560
Publisher: Repeater
Publication Date: October 12th, 2021
Pages: 224
Language: English