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Fiction Contemporary Women

Out of Character

A Novel

by (author) Vanessa Craft

Key Porter Books
Initial publish date
Jun 2008
Contemporary Women, General
  • Paperback / softback

    Publish Date
    May 2007
    List Price
  • Paperback / softback

    Publish Date
    Jun 2008
    List Price

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Journalist Emma Gordon has always taken the safe road. Her career is steady but unremarkable, and her personal life is haunted by her mother's abandonment. Struggling to live up to the expectations of her successful, narcissistic father and yearning for a life worth writing about, Emma finds herself volunteering to write an expos” on London's top gentlemen's club. Out of her depth in this gritty yet glamorous world, Emma is drawn into a seductive lifestyle of power, money, and ambition. But when her father discovers her secret life, father and daughter are forced to confront the past and finally face each other.
Praise for Out of Character:
“[Out of Character] powerfully demonstrates ways in which the arts, especially the art of the novel, are able to enlighten as they entertain us, by enlarging and enhancing our sense of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness?.” “The Globe and Mail
“?Out of Character, is an exciting look into the naughty world of British gentleman's clubs where pole dancing is a currency as well as an art form?. Perfect summer reading.” “Calgary Herald
“A wonderfully wild read. Thrilling and touching, glamorous and gritty, you—ll too be seduced. Out of Character is a powerful, smart and sexy debut. This novel had me hooked from the start.??Rebecca Eckler

About the author

VANESSA CRAFT is a freelance journalist who has written for the Toronto Star and The Globe and Mail. While living in London, England, she wrote for the Sunday Times, Channel 4, Zink magazine, and was a regular guest on BBC Radio 5's Book Panel. Seeking authenticity for the novel's main character, Craft worked undercover in several of London's top gentleman's clubs. She is currently working on her second novel, which is set in the bayous of New Orleans.
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