Subscribe and enjoy more than 800,000 books
Add this book to bookshelf
Grey 902feb64d8b6d481ab8ddda06fbebbba4c95dfa9b7936a7beeb197266cd8b846
Write a new comment Default profile 50px
Grey 902feb64d8b6d481ab8ddda06fbebbba4c95dfa9b7936a7beeb197266cd8b846
Somebody's Daughter - Inside an International Prostitution Ring - cover

Somebody's Daughter - Inside an International Prostitution Ring

Phonse Jessome

Publisher: MysteriousPress.com

  • 0
  • 1
  • 0

Summary

A stunning exposé of prostitution in Canada, where a criminal syndicate traffics young women across the country, selling their bodies and murdering them at will. Annie Mae Wilson was nineteen years old on the night she died. After five years working the streets of Nova Scotia, she had found a new pimp and cut ties with supermarket bag boy Bruno, who had called himself her man. Bruno was furious and demanded to be compensated. When Annie Mae refused, he lost his temper and killed her with a single punch. People like Bruno call prostitution “The Game,” and Annie Mae lost.   Annie Mae was one of twenty-two prostitutes killed in Canada in 1992, victims of an oppressive system of terror and violence that often leads to addiction, rape, and death. In this groundbreaking piece of investigative journalism, Annie Mae’s story is finally told, along with those of other young women caught in the vice of prostitution.   Impeccably researched and engagingly written, this true crime account from veteran reporter Phonse Jessome approaches a difficult subject without judgment. Relying on first-person testimony from prostitutes and their pimps, Jessome explores a side of modern life that few people have seen but which no one can afford to ignore.

Other books that might interest you

  • My Animal Life - A Memoir - cover

    My Animal Life - A Memoir

    Maggie Gee

    • 0
    • 2
    • 0
    How do you become a writer, and why? Maggie Gee's journey starts a long way from the literary world in a small family in post-war Britain. At seventeen, Maggie goes, a lamb to the slaughter, to university. From the 1960s onwards she lives the defining events of her generation: the coming of the Pill and sexual freedom, tremors in the British layer-cake of class and race. In the 1980s, Maggie finally gets published, falls in love, marries and has a daughter -- but for the next three decades and beyond, she survives, and sometimes thrives, by writing. This frank, bold memoir dares to explore the big questions: success and failure, sex, death and parenthood -- our animal life. 'A wise and beautiful book about what it feels like to be alive -- I really loved it' Zadie Smith 'Exceptionally interesting and brave ... a wonderful book' Claire Tomalin 'A fine, honest, complex portrait of an artist's mind' Michele Roberts, Independent 'Every word strikes like a hammer on an anvil, throwing off sizzling sparks' Bidisha, The f word 'Anyone who yearns for that lost post-war Britain would do well to read this vivid, minutely observed memoir ...Gee has a sensuous eye for detail' Sinclair McKay, Telegraph 'It is a testament to Gee's skill with structure, her lightness of touch and her honesty, particularly about the most painful episodes, that she has fashioned this account of a fundamentally satisfying and happy writer's life into such a page-turner.' Melissa Benn, New Statesman 'Maggie Gee writes with such courage and wit. This is a vivid portrait of a woman finding her way through the maze of class ridden post war England, the 60's, feminism and how to be a mother and a writer.' Diana Melly 'Highly recommended for all aspiring writers' Bernardine Evaristo 'Observant, honest and sensitively-written...' Michael Holroyd 'Fresh and funny ... with a zest for living that bounces off the page...' Psychologies 'Sensitive, honest, courageous, stylish' The Times '[Gee's] utterly compelling on the rollercoaster of writing life, from early success to rock-bottom rejection. Often joyous; infinitely wise; passionate and poised, this is a book you'll want to sit in silence with and hug to yourself -- then start again.' Daily Mail
    Show book
  • Fyodor Dostoyevsky: The complete Novels (Golden Deer Classics) - cover

    Fyodor Dostoyevsky: The complete...

    Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Golden Deer...

    • 0
    • 1
    • 0
    This book, newly updated, contains now several HTML tables of contents that will make reading a real pleasure!
    The first table of contents (at the very beginning of the ebook) lists the titles of all novels included in this volume. By clicking on one of those titles you will be redirected to the beginning of that work, where you'll find a new TOC that lists all the chapters and sub-chapters of that specific work.
    
    Here you will find the complete novels of Fyodor Dostoyevsky in the chronological order of their original publication.
    
    Poor Folk
    The Double
    Notes From The Underground
    Crime and Punishment
    The Gambler
    The Idiot
    The Possessed (The Devils)
    A Raw Youth
    The Dream of a Ridiculous Man
    The Brothers Karamazov
    Show book
  • Tutankhamun - Egypt’s Boy Pharaoh - cover

    Tutankhamun - Egypt’s Boy Pharaoh

    50MINUTES.COM

    • 0
    • 1
    • 0
    Keen to learn but short on time? Get to grips with the life and legacy of Tutankhamun in next to no time with this concise guide.50Minutes.com provides a clear and engaging analysis of the life and legacy of Tutankhamun, Egypt’s boy pharaoh. In spite of a brief reign that was cut short when the young sovereign died at the age of just 20, Tutankhamun is now one of the most famous pharaohs of all time and has captivated the popular imagination. His enduring impact stems from the discovery of his tomb and the opulent treasure within by the Egyptologist Howard Carter in 1922, as well as from the mysterious curse that allegedly resulted in the untimely deaths of several members of the expedition. Modern scientific techniques have allowed researchers to piece together information about his life and death, giving us a better understanding than ever before of this ancient Egyptian sovereign.In just 50 minutes you will:•	Learn about Tutankhamun’s main actions during his brief reign and their impact•	Find out about the discovery of his tomb in 1922 and the information it has given us about ancient Egypt•	Understand the mysterious deaths linked to Tutankhamun’s tomb and the science behind themABOUT 50MINUTES.COM | History & Culture50MINUTES.COM will enable you to quickly understand the main events, people, conflicts and discoveries from world history that have shaped the world we live in today. Our publications present the key information on a wide variety of topics in a quick and accessible way that is guaranteed to save you time on your journey of discovery.
    Show book
  • Mrs Guinness - The Rise and Fall of Diana Mitford the Thirties Socialite - cover

    Mrs Guinness - The Rise and Fall...

    Lyndsy Spence

    • 0
    • 1
    • 0
    Before Diana Mosley (neé Mitford) became a social pariah, she was a principal member of the Bright Young Things set in London's 1920s and '30s high society. As the young wife of Bryan Guinness, heir to the Guinness family brewing empire, she lived a gilded life until fascist leader Oswald Mosley turned her head. This ground-breaking biography adopts a new approach in exploring the life of Diana Mitford - removing her from her famous family and fascism to look at the woman behind the myths. Combining the traditional rituals of the upper classes - the debutante season, social movements of the 1920s and social upheaval of the 1930s - allows Diana to be presented as a young woman desperately trying to find her place in a rapidly changing world. Benefitting from never-before published letters, diaries and archives has allowed her story to take shape. It is a character study of a beautiful woman whose charm and personality enthralled all who met her, but whose life would ultimately act as a cautionary tale.
    Show book
  • Behind His Lens - cover

    Behind His Lens

    Beth Michele

    • 1
    • 16
    • 0
    Sometimes life throws us curve balls.
    
     
    
    
     
    Jake Donovan was mine.
    
     
    
    
     
    It was supposed to be a one-time thing. A birthday gift for sexy Willow. 
    
     
    
    
     
    He wasn’t supposed to have this effect on me.
    
     
    
    
     
    
    
     
    
    
     
    But he did.
    
     
    
    
     
    He wasn't supposed to consume me.
    
     
    
    
     
    
    
     
    
    
     
    But he did.
    
     
    
    
     
    He wasn't supposed to touch me in places no other man had before.
    
     
    
    
     
    
    
     
    
    
     
    But he did.
    
     
    
    
     
    
    
     
    
    
     
    And I wanted him to do it again.
    Show book
  • My Animals (and Other Family) - A rural childhood 1937-1956 - cover

    My Animals (and Other Family) -...

    Phyllida Barstow

    • 0
    • 1
    • 0
    Falling truly, madly, deeply in love with one animal after another was a recurrent theme of the author’s childhood, actively encouraged by her beautiful, impetuous mother as she single-handedly held the family together during the war’s darkest days.
    
    While her husband’s regiment battled through the Tunisian desert to Italy and Austria, she criss-crossed beleaguered Britain with children, ration books, and an unwieldy train of rabbits, dogs, cats and ponies, dreaming of land of her own.
    
    But farming can’t be learned overnight, and translated into the reality of 400 acres of hilly, rain-lashed Radnorshire, that dream became a challenge for all ranks. Dragooned into acting as unskilled, unpaid labour for jobs that would make today’s Health-and-Safety freaks blench – burning rushes, driving tractors, riding on Land-Rover bonnets and towering haywains – the children came to look on boarding-school as a rest-cure, though they retain from those days of carefree, unregulated farm life a treasure-house of memories. 
    
    This elegant memoir, told with disarming honesty and gentle humour, follows the development of a lively, headstrong, self-effacing young girl into womanhood.
    Show book