Crimson Petal and the White (Paperback)

By Michel Faber

Canongate Books, 9780857860019

Publication Date: April 1, 2011



At the heart of this panoramic, multidimensional narrative is the compelling struggle of a young woman to lift her body and soul out of the gutter. Faber leads readers back to 1870s London, where Sugar, a 19-year-old whore in the brothel of the terrifying Mrs. Castaway, yearns for escape to a better life.