Really loved this book! A surprise, I must admit; I was a bit hesitant since it's, well, about whores, and I was a bit scared it might turn into cheap porn, but it was nothing like that.
The book tells the stories of four women, who all find themselves in situations they weren't prepared for, and have to make difficult choices. Not all of them are actually whores, but two have unconventional relationships, one is indeed a whore, and the fourth is a different story altogether... All women are connected through the men they are with.
It's well written, and I really got drawn into the stories. The stories give you something to think about, and give a diverse view of life in the times of slavery and the gold rush.
Though one of the things that the 'whores' say is that all men are bad, one thing I found is that it's not that simple. Though the men in the book do have their bad sides, it also shows that they aren't only bad, they also have good sides. And the same counts for the women: though these women might generally be thought to be 'bad' women, they all had difficult choices to make, and all have good sides as well as bad sides...
All in all a very enjoyable read; am looking forward to hearing more from this author.