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Highways and Dancehalls

3.28  ·  Rating Details ·  39 Ratings  ·  5 Reviews
This is a startling novel - as much for the power and beauty of the writing as for its vivid, searing tale of life on the road as a stripper in Canada.

Sarah is the product of a university family that blew angrily apart and the survivor of a childhood disease that meant lonely years spent in the grip of an insensitive medical establishment.Now, scarred in more ways than one
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Paperback, 240 pages
Published April 9th 1996 by Vintage Canada (first published April 4th 1995)
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Megan Baxter
May 19, 2014 Megan Baxter rated it it was ok
Another book that I don't know how to review. I just didn't like it very much. Incredibly smart girl (for which the only proof is that she keeps telling us so), scarred from a childhood illness and operation, whose father left her family for inadequately explained reasons, therefore decides that she needs to be a stripper.

It just doesn't seem to have anything of consequence to say about any of those things. Being a stripper is tawdry and difficult? Doing drugs is bad? (The main character entirel
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Kayla
Oct 13, 2016 Kayla rated it it was ok
Shelves: canadian
I honestly did not enjoy this book. It was definitely entertaining, and the protagonist wasn't unlikable, but like another reviewer said: it's trashy. Not because the main character is a stripper, but because there is absolutely no meaning. This was read for a philosophy class as analysis on the lack of close personal relationships that Sarah has. From her explanation of her past and her illness and her parents who left her to live alone in a hospital, it's not hard to imagine why she would feel ...more
Stephanie
Jul 19, 2013 Stephanie rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The beginning was a bit trashy and I was just about to put it away when part two appeared. Part two is very moving with less trash and more writing someone could actually enjoy. If it weren't for part two this book would've gotten 1 star from me.
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1.5 stars. I will review this soon. I just need to get away from it for a while now that I can.
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