"A certain sort of gentleman will pay a high price for girls my age."
A young runaway who is growing up quickly, Annie Reilly is forced into prostitution to survive. After a memorable encounter with Corcoran, she becomes deeply attached as he endeavors to protect her from danger. Whip-smart with a predilection for mischief, Annie reminds Corcoran of his own daughter, and he goes out of his way to introduce her to a better life. But Annie dislikes the mannered world of Uptown New York City and feels at home in the gritty underbelly of Five Points.