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I'm a Registered Nurse Not a Whore: And Other Stories

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The darkly humorous stories in I'm A Registered Nurse Not A Whore take dead aim at how easily our desire to be good is perverted or undermined by a desperate need for love and recognition. Despite a world of fading optimism and advancing catastrophe, plans are formulated, deals drawn, bargains struck, and hope prevails. Beautifully flawed, well-meaning yet easily sidelined ...more
Paperback, 262 pages
Published November 27th 2010 by Insomniac Press (first published October 15th 2010)
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Rebecca Rosenblum
Oct 23, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Conversation on the bus, whilst reading this book.

Grey-haired hipster type: What kind of book is that?
RR: Short stories. Very good ones.
GHHT: It's an interesting title.
RR: Sure. It's a weird book, but excellent.
GHHT: Who's it by?
RR: (turns to book so he can see) Ann Perdue
GHHT: I don't know her.
RR: It's her first book, so she's not famous. Yet.
GHHT: That's what you think, that she'll be famous? (There's a lot of eyebrow action going on here.)
RR: Absolutely.
GHHT: Well, good to know (gets off at
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Kerry Clare
Aug 14, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Anne Perdue’s collection of short stories I’m a Registered Nurse Not a Whore is the answer to the question, “What should I read after the brilliance of Alexander MacLeod’s Light Lifting?” Like MacLeod, her stories venture into darkness, their plots take you places, her characters offer a remarkable range of humanity– the alcoholic would-be dry-waller who lives in a rooming house, a teenage dishwasher, a single woman daring to get pregnant on her own, a newlywed couple overwhelmed by the pressure ...more
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