“The latter part of the 1800's were a busy time for America. And in NYC, there were many orphans, poverty stricken families and people on the edge. Moth and her mother live in a rundown room, one simple tragedy away from total devastation. Moth's mother finds her a place to work - and in the middle of the night a car appears to take her away. Mrs. Wentworth is a rich, unstable woman with no boundaries. She begins abusing Moth almost instantly. After her escape, Moth considers a whore's life after encountering a beautiful, happy young woman with coins in her purse. The doctor who looks after the young virgin "almost whores" makes her best attempt to save Moth from the life she's chosen. With men who believe in the "virgin cure", Moth has decided to place her life in the hands of people she has no reason to trust.”
Kathryn H wrote this review Saturday, April 6, 2013.