Hot Stew by  Fiona Mozley

Hot Stew

Fiona Mozley

At its heart is the eviction of a group of female sex workers from their Soho brothel. Yet this multi-layered, multi-character story is far richer than its back page description suggests. Like a giant jigsaw puzzle, the narrative threads slowly come together as each character's backstory is revealed. I was expecting a sex novel, but instead discovered a surprisingly opulent tale of friendship and courage rivalling bureaucratic greed.


They entered the city and found succour in its fetid core. Some came for sex. Some came for drugs. Some came for pints and packets of crisps. Some came for jobs. The fortunates came in the evening and left before the dawn. The unfortunates stayed for longer. 

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