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Beyond the Pale - Elana Dykewoman, Elana Dykewoman
Beyond the Pale
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Beyond the Pale — winner of the Lambda Literary Award — tells the stories of two Jewish women living through times of darkness and inhumanity in the early 20th century, capturing their undaunted love and courage in luminous and moving prose. The richly textured novel details Gutke Gurvich’s... show more
Beyond the Pale — winner of the Lambda Literary Award — tells the stories of two Jewish women living through times of darkness and inhumanity in the early 20th century, capturing their undaunted love and courage in luminous and moving prose. The richly textured novel details Gutke Gurvich’s odyssey from her apprenticeship as a midwife in a Russian shtetl to her work in the suffrage movement in New York. Interwoven with her tale is that Chava Meyer, who was attended by Gurvich at her birth and grew up to survive the pogrom that took the lives of her parents. Throughout the book, historical background plays a large part: Jewish faith and traditions, the practice of midwifery, the horrific conditions in prerevolutionary Russia and New York sweatshops, and the determined work of labor unionists and suffragists.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780889740747 (0889740747)
Publisher: Press Gang Publishers
Pages no: 400
Edition language: English
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This is a great piece of historical fiction. It spans many decades and deals with huge issues that are overarching and most people can relate to in one way or another. I feel that the LGBT genre it's listed in is deceptive because it doesn't deal with just LGBT issues. It's well written and definite...
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