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Charity Girl

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ISBN-10: 0618919783

ISBN-13: 9780618919789

Edition: 2007

Authors: Michael Lowenthal

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During World War I, seventeen-year-old Frieda Mintz secures a job at a Boston department store and strikes out on her own, escaping her repressive Jewish mother and marriage to a wealthy widower twice her age. Determined to find love on her own terms, she is intoxicated by her newfound freedom and the patriotic fervor of the day. That is, until a soldier reports her as his last sexual contact, sweeping her up in the governments wartime crusade against venereal disease. Deemed a threat to the country and quarantined in a detention center, Frieda finds in the Homes confines a group of brash, unforgettable women who help her see the way to a new kind of independence. Charity Girl is based on…    
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Book details

List price: $20.95
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company
Publication date: 1/8/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 336
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.682
Language: English

John Preston was the author or editor of almost 50 books (32 books under his own name, and at least 17 books under pseudonyms) during his 20-year writing career. His books include Mr. Benson, The Big Gay Book, Hometown, and Flesh and the Word volumes 1, 2, and 3 (as editor). He died in 1994.Michael Lowenthal is the novelist and anthologist and author of two books, including the Lambda Award-nominated Avoidance. He wrote the introduction to the Little Sister's Classic Franny, the Queen of Provincetown by John Preston (Arsenal Pulp Press).