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- DescriptionWith her mother ill, it's up to fifteen-year-old Ruby Jacinski to support her family. But in the 1940s, the only opportunities open to a Polish-American girl from Chicago's poor Yards is a job in one of the meat-packing plants. Through a chance meeting with a local tough, Ruby lands a job as a taxi dancer-a girl paid ten cents to dance with any man-and soon becomes an expert in the art of fishing as she works her patrons for meals, clothes, even jewelry. Drawn ever deeper into the world of dance halls, jazz, and the mob, Ruby gradually realizes that the only one who can save her is herself.
- Author BiographyChristine Fletcher grew up in California. After receiving her veterinary degree from the University of California, she lived for three years in the Great Smoky Mountains of eastern Tennessee. She writes, teaches, and practices veterinary medicine in Portland, OR. www.christinefletcherbooks.com
- Author(s)Christine Fletcher
- PublisherBloomsbury Publishing PLC
- Date of Publication30/03/2010
- FormatPaperback / softback
- SubjectYoung Adult Fiction
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintBloomsbury Publishing PLC
- Weight272 g
- Width127 mm
- Height196 mm
- Spine28 mm
- Format DetailsTrade paperback (US),Unsewn / adhesive bound
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