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Ten Cents a Dance (Paperback)

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With her mother ill, it's up to fifteen-year-old Ruby Jacinski to support her family. But in the 1940s, the only opportunities open to a Polish-American girl from Chicago's poor Yards is a job in one of the meat-packing plants. Through a chance meeting with a local tough, Ruby lands a job as a taxi dancer?a girl paid ten cents to dance with any man?and soon becomes an expert in the art of "fishing" as she works her patrons for meals, clothes, even jewelry.
Drawn ever deeper into the world of dance halls, jazz, and the mob, Ruby gradually realizes that the only one who can save her is herself.

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Publisher Bloomsbury USA
Mfg Part# 9781599904627
SKU 211580410
Format Paperback
ISBN10 1599904624
Release Date 3/30/2010
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