Surfaces: a novel

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Semak, Lance
University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Arts and Science
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Lethbridge, Alta. : University of Lethbridge, Faculty of Arts and Science, 2006
Surfaces is a novel which explores the lifestyle of exotic dancers who live and work throughout Southern Alberta, Canada. Several exotic dancers were interviewed and many academic and creative publications were consulted prior to the writing process. Elements of power, jealousy, obsession, drug addiction and depression turned up frequently in the research, and all are prevalent throughout the story. A young woman faces several problems when she returns to the world of exotic dancing: her boyfriend's jealousy pulls him into a downward spiral, an obsessive patron with deep pockets stalks her relentlessly and the forgotten mistakes of her past come back to haunt her. Those outside of the dancing industry try to persuade her to exit the field, yet she is diligent about dancing for a living. She does have long-term occupational goals that do not involve dancing, but she chooses to pursue them on her own terms.
v, 298 leaves ; 29 cm.
Dissertations, Academic , Stripteasers -- Alberta -- Fiction