This book was a delight to my little feminist heart. The diverse cast of complex women should be an inspiration to authors everywhere. The plot is action-packed, the narration is laugh-out-loud funny, and it still manages to tackle complex issues thoughtfully and sensibly.
It acknowledges the complexities of sex work: the main character is a whore, but it’s just a way to earn a living, and the sex itself is never romanticized (or even described) in the book. Meanwhile, the plot admits that not all sex workers are in that position, and includes rescue of less fortunate women (and they’re not helpless–they just need a little help.) (And this isn’t even the main plot! They also catch spies, fly on dirigibles, and kick bad guy butt!)
The book features a woman-on-woman romance that had me rooting for them all the way through, and includes a very respectful, non-tragic depiction of a trans woman.