A Novel

by Laura Otis



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 1/8/2019

Recognition Programs

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 5x8
Page Count : 132
ISBN : 9781532063831
Format : Audio
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Page Count : N/A
ISBN : 9781663227638
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 132
ISBN : 9781532063848

About the Book

Ginny has already survived more than most people. Abused as a child, she now lives an isolated life as a housekeeper at the Run-Rite Inn in a small Texas town. Her closest bonds are with the rooms she cleans, which she attempts to protect from abusive guests. The inn’s devoted manager, Jake, who knows every hinge on every door and the personality of every room, encourages Ginny to think beyond dusting, vacuuming, and scrubbing. But little does she know that he has dreams beyond what the inn provides and will do just about anything to make them come true. When Ginny sees signs that human traffickers are using the inn, she struggles with her intense fear of people. As she begins to suspect that Jake is involved with the illegal operation, she hesitates to intervene, tempted by higher-paying work. But then a shocking discovery brings her face-to-face with her own past, leaving her with no choice but to act—even if it means turning against Jake. Clean is the gripping story of an abused housekeeper who must overcome her inner fears to help women held at a cheap motel by human traffickers.

About the Author

Laura Otis is a professor of English at Emory University. She holds a BS in biochemistry, an MA in neuroscience, a PhD in comparative literature, and an MFA in fiction. She is the author of six academic books and six novels. In 2000, she received a MacArthur Fellowship for creativity. Otis currently resides in Atlanta, Georgia. Joe Boris author photograph credit c 2012