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Vancouvers downtown East-side neighborhood, the poorest postal code in Canada, is a ten-block compound of poverty, pain, and despair in a sparkling, healthy, rich city. In the parlance of the street, this area is known as Low Track, where drug-addicted prostitutes barely sustain themselves and their habit by selling their bodies. Suspended in the miasma of smoke and despair and the stench that hangs over these mean streets is the mystery of thirty-one Low Track prostitutes who appear to have vanished over the past few years, without a trace. Theories abound about serial killers and murderous freighter crews, while some speculate that some of the women shook their drug habit and just walked away from the life. In Trevor Greenes illuminating book, Bad Date: The Lost Girls of Vancouvers Low Track, he writes about this true-life mystery. Having interviewed the families of the missing women and the police involved in the case, he comes up with some possible explanations of what might have happened. There are no bodies, no eyewitnesses, and no clues. Just a void where thirty-one women once were, families and friends left behind, and a mystery that has the women still working Low Track watching their backs and fearing the night.

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Examining a ten-block compound of poverty, pain, and despair in Canada, this book delves deep into the world of an area known as Low Track, where drug-addicted prostitutes barely sustain themselves and their habit by selling their bodies. Suspended in the miasma of smoke and despair and the stench that hangs over these mean streets is the mystery of 31 Low Track prostitutes who appear to have vanished over the past few years, without a trace. Exploring this true-life mystery, this book features interviews with the families of the missing women and the police involved in the case, offering several possible explanations of what might have happened.

About the Author

Trevor Greene is a journalist who has worked for more than a decade in Canada, Japan, and throughout Asia. He is the author of "Bridge of Tears." He lives in Vancouver, British Columbia.

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ISBN:
9781550224740
Author:
Greene, Trevor
Publisher:
ECW Press
Location:
Toronto
Subject:
Missing persons
Subject:
Prostitutes
Subject:
Personnes disparues
Subject:
Prostituâees
Subject:
Downtown Eastside
Subject:
Criminology
Subject:
Human Sexuality
Subject:
Psychology : General
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
No Series Information required
Series Volume:
book 2
Publication Date:
20011031
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
250
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in 0.5 lb

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Health and Self-Help » Psychology » General
History and Social Science » Canada » British Columbia
History and Social Science » Crime » Criminology

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Examining a ten-block compound of poverty, pain, and despair in Canada, this book delves deep into the world of an area known as Low Track, where drug-addicted prostitutes barely sustain themselves and their habit by selling their bodies. Suspended in the miasma of smoke and despair and the stench that hangs over these mean streets is the mystery of 31 Low Track prostitutes who appear to have vanished over the past few years, without a trace. Exploring this true-life mystery, this book features interviews with the families of the missing women and the police involved in the case, offering several possible explanations of what might have happened.
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