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Lillie was a Goddess, Lillie was a Whore – Penelope Scambly Schott

Lillie Was a Goddess, Lillie was a Whore - by Penelope Scambly Schott

Poetry. Paper, Perfect Bound. 90 pages
$15.95 plus S&H
2013, ISBN 978-1-936419-25-8

     A serious treatise on sacred sex. A history of prostitution. A chronological-geographical-psychological survey of contractual copulation. The uncensored autobiography of an articulate whore. The innate and irreverent humor of humping. How women survive. These are the stories told in this series of connected poems.
     Lillie is Lilith transmuted through the centuries. From the temples of ancient Babylonia to the red light districts of the old American West to 82nd Avenue in modern Portland, Oregon, she satisfies men’s deepest prayers.
     At the center of this book is a clever young woman named Lillie who does her own gold rush to California.

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