Title: Virgin Cure : A novel. First Edition in dustjacket, signed.
Publisher:  Knopf Canada, Toronto, 2011, ISBN:9780676979565
Seller ID: 109396
McKAY, Ami. The Virgin Cure : A novel . (Toronto): Knopf Canada, (2011). First Printing. Pp. (12),1-356. 8vo, blue cloth spine with tan paper covered boards, gilt lettering to spine. The second novel by the renowned Nova Scotian author. "Set in the tenements of lower Manhattan in 1871, where the author's own great-great-grandmother once worked as a groundbreaking female physician, the novel is told in the voice of Moth, the daughter of a Gypsy fortune teller and a ne'er-do-well who abandons them both with a smaile and atip of his hat. Left to struggle on their own, Moth and her Mama lead a ha rd life, one that requires Moth to become more streetwise with each passingday. Although she comes to believe she's seen it all, nothing prepares Mot h for the terrible surprise her mother gives her when she turns twelve: thenews she must leave her home to live as a servant in the house of Mrs Went worth, a lady of station and means (and, as Moth soon discovers, inventive cruelty)." - from the dust jacket. Very good in clean, crisp, unclipped dust jacket. Signed without inscription by McKay on the title page. 25.00