Milena, or The Most Beau­ti­ful Fe­mur in the World

Jorge Zepeda Pat­ter­son Adrian Nathan West, trans­la­tor

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Rest­less Books Soft­cover $18.99 (432pp) 978-1-63206-125-6

Milena shines nec­es­sary light on an in­dus­try that is more per­va­sive, and pow­er­ful, than most would like to con­sider.

Jorge Zepeda Pat­ter­son’s Milena, or the Most Beau­ti­ful Fe­mur in the World is a breath­tak­ingly sav­age thriller set within the con­fines of the world­wide sex trade.

All Alka ever re­ally wanted was more : more than her Croa­t­ian home­town, at least, that of­fered few op­tions be­yond mar­ry­ing a work­ing boy and grow­ing pre­ma­turely old. But a prom­ise of bet­ter op­por­tu­ni­ties proved to be a farce, and Alka found her­self traf­ficked as Milena, one of the most sought-af­ter pros­ti­tutes in Europe. Per­suaded into a con­spir­acy against the most vi­cious bosses of one traf­fick­ing ring, she finds her­self hid­den away in Mex­ico, where she is briefly res­cued be­fore be­ing forced to flee again.

Her sit­u­a­tion comes to the at­ten­tion of Tomás and Amelia, two child­hood friends-cumlovers with a pen­chant for seek­ing jus­tice. They

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