Darin Strauss

"Robert Kolker's Lost Girls is reportage at the highest level; it's miss-your-bedtime storytelling; it's the real story of the lives and deaths of real, unfortunate women. Most of all, it's a kind of State of the Union -- if you think (and you  will, by the end of this book) that sex trade and crime and suburban desperation tell us more than just about anything about American life as it's lived today. It's a wonder."

- Darin Strauss, author of HALF A LIFE and CHANG AND ENG