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Synopsis: When the Girlie Playhouse becomes the subject of a tabloid investigation, tragedy follows romance.Praise for TrixieA fresh, impish, and superbly sexy story, Trixie makes no attempt to represent realistically seedy topless bars or McStripper gentlemen clubs. Instead, Alexander’s gorgeous novel convincingly imagines what strip clubs would be like if women had their way. Loveable yet elusive, Trixie and her cohorts will tease and fascinate the reader. Men will revise what they think women really want and women will inwardly smile. Alexander’s lively, clever prose digs deep and illuminates. A poetic delight at every turn, funny, impudent, and revealing.–Paige Turner, Capitol TimesAlexander’s sensuality and lavish visual detail make this novel a voyeur’s dream.–Art C. Ryder, The Newgate SayA modern-day pastoral set in a strip club, this story will surprise even...
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Synopsis: When the Girlie Playhouse becomes the subject of a tabloid investigation, tragedy follows romance.
Praise for Trixie
A fresh, impish, and superbly sexy story, Trixie makes no attempt to represent realistically seedy topless bars or McStripper gentlemen clubs. Instead, Alexander’s gorgeous novel convincingly imagines what strip clubs would be like if women had their way. Loveable yet elusive, Trixie and her cohorts will tease and fascinate the reader. Men will revise what they think women really want and women will inwardly smile. Alexander’s lively, clever prose digs deep and illuminates. A poetic delight at every turn, funny, impudent, and revealing.
–Paige Turner, Capitol Times
Alexander’s sensuality and lavish visual detail make this novel a voyeur’s dream.
–Art C. Ryder, The Newgate Say
A modern-day pastoral set in a strip club, this story will surprise even the most cynical reader. You’ll ache with laughter. Bravo! I didn’t want the dancing to stop. –E. Z.  Reid, Port City Watch

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Chapter One
     Inside the Girlie Playhouse white afternoons are still discreetly extinguished in candlelit rooms, while outside the demonstrators have begun their second week. The street is lined with sleeping bags and coolers. Activists hoot and holler muddled slogans. Misguided, albeit well-meaning, City University students from the Oppression Studies Department show their support, passive, by sitting on the curb eating avocado wraps. Matrons and old ladies wag banners and jerk pickets, respectively. I have to go under the police department’s clumsy blue sawhorses just to get into work. As I do so, one of the Gideon Angels in a provocative red cap worn stylishly askew shows me her poster: “A Woman Is Not A Plaything.”
     I suppose she means Trixie. She was once my partner: pale waifish, with long limp black hair and navy eyes. Trixie still skips through my sphincter-clenching dreams. On stage, her skin reflected blue light, mine reflects pink. She liked sequins; I like feathers, and we danced sometimes in sync.
     I loved the girl, so I can understand why just the idea of her keeps them up at night, keeps their confusion tickly and keen. She was attractive, absolutely, but with a trace of tawdriness about her that—irritatingly, unreasonably—made her all the more fascinating. The Angels formed a loose circle around the Playhouse and made their demands. Our boss invited them in to have a look for themselves, but they declined. Then came the cameras. Unfortunately the outline of Trixie’s story is, I confess, perfect for the tabloids, chock full of sex and controversy. But there’s more, if one cares to look. I’m still waiting for public television to arrive, set up and start filming a proper documentary. Anything would be better than Inside Story.

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About Victoria

Victoria N. Alexander, “Tori,” author of Naked Singularity (2003) andSmoking Hopes (1996), is co-founder of Dactyl Foundation in NYC. With a Ph.D. in English specializing in Philosophy of Science, Alexander has published articles on science, art and poetics...

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Author's Publishing Notes

Published under Tori Alexander aka Victoria N. Alexander