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The Courtesan's Daughter by Priscilla Galloway
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Mar 30, 12

I read this book because I loved Galloway's Truly Grim Tales so much, and was somewhat disappointed. First of all, our culture has had its way with me - I can't think of a romance between a 15 year old girl and a 30 year old guy as anything other than "ick". Also, I was annoyed that Galloway seems to have decided that the commonplace homosexual relationships between men in ancient Greece cannot be mentioned. You had a good opportunity to talk to contemporary youth about LBGT issues, Galloway, and you blew it!

I can't remember much of the plot, but it seemed to be poor-girl-gets-saved-by-good-marriage. I think she gets mildly involved in overthrowing an anti-democratic plot in Athens, but maybe I'm confusing it with LeGuin's Voices.

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