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Fleeing heartbreak and boredom in Manhattan, Jane quits her job, drives west, and lands in Salt Lake City, where she takes a job answering phones at a Mormon-endorsed escort agency. As Jane struggles to find companionship and purpose in her new surroundings, she mothers the escorts and flirts with callers. But the pull of mystery and danger is too great. Boundaries begin to blur, and Jane inches toward a place that would have once been unthinkable: she becomes an escort. Shifting between self-doubt and confidence, uncertainty and adrenaline, Jane descends into the lonely world of sexual commerce and discovers-through her "bad" behavior-a new sense of self.
M P Publishing Limited, 9781849821810, 280pp.
Publication Date: January 1, 2006
About the Author
Rae Meadows is a graduate of Stanford University and the MFA program at the University of Utah. Her short stories have appeared in "Mississippi Review," "Flyway," "580 Split," and "Fine Print." She lives in Brooklyn, New York. Calling Out is her first novel.
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