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Holy Skirts

Holy Skirts

A novel by

National Book Award for Fiction Best Book (nominee)
No one in 1917 New York had ever encountered a woman like the Baroness Elsa von Freytag-Loringhoven -- poet, artist, proto-punk rocker, sexual libertine, fashion avatar, and unrepentant troublemaker. When she wasn't stalking the streets of Greenwich Village wearing a brassiere made from tomato cans, she was enthusiastically declaiming her poems to sailors in beer halls or posing nude for Man Ray or Marcel Duchamp. In an era of brutal war, technological innovation, and cataclysmic change, the Baroness had resolved to create her own destiny -- taking the center of the Dadaist circle, breaking every bond of female propriety . . . and transforming herself into a living, breathing work of art.

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Hardback Editions

March 2005 : USA Hardback
Title: Holy Skirts
Author(s): Rene Steinke
ISBN: 0-688-17694-1 / 978-0-688-17694-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: William Morrow
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Paperback Editions

December 2005 : USA Paperback
Title: Holy Skirts: A Novel of a Flamboyant Woman Who Risked All for Art
Author(s): Rene Steinke
ISBN: 0-06-077801-6 / 978-0-06-077801-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Harper Perennial
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Kindle Editions

July 2008 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
Title: Holy Skirts: A Novel of a Flamboyant Woman Who Risked All for Art
Author(s): Rene Steinke
Publisher: HarperCollins e-books
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