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When vice had a legal home and jazz was being born - the captivating story of an infamous true-life madam.
New Orleans, 1900: Mary Deubler makes a meager living as an "alley whore". That all changes when bible-thumping Alderman Sidney Story forces the creation of a red-light district that’s mockingly dubbed "Storyville". Mary believes there’s no place for a lowly girl like her in the high-class bordellos of Storyville’s Basin Street, where Champagne flows and beautiful girls turn tricks in luxurious bedrooms. But with gumption, twists of fate, even a touch of Voodoo, Mary rises above her hopeless lot to become the notorious Madame Josie Arlington.
Filled with fascinating historical details and cameos by Jelly Roll Morton, Louis Armstrong, and E. J. Bellocq, Madam is a fantastic romp through The Big Easy and the irresistible story of a woman who rose to power long before the era of equal rights.
©2014 Kellie Martin and Cari Lynn (P)2014 Tantor
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"If you are enthralled with New Orleans and the history of its fabled red light district, this is the book for you." (Patti LuPone, actress, singer, author)
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By Margaret on 11-22-17

Interesting But...

The narrator here is very poor, to the point of distraction. The story started well and dwindled into somewhat of a Danielle Steele novel. I'd save my credit except that I do enjoy New Orleans and found the history interesting.

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By The Dark Side on 11-10-16

My Favorite Biographical Books ! A+

I loved everything about this book. It was such a pleasure to listen to. Enthralling story, wonderful characters, and flawless narration. Laughter, crying, suspense, and caring. And these were just my emotions. Just listen to this one, do yourself a favor.

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