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I Am Forbidden (Paperback)

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    A family is torn apart by fierce belief and private longing in this unprecedented journey deep inside the most insular sect of Hasidic Jews, the Satmar.

    In 1939, five-year-old Josef witnesses the murder of his family by the Roman......more

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A family is torn apart by fierce belief and private longing in this unprecedented journey deep inside the most insular sect of Hasidic Jews, the Satmar.

In 1939, five-year-old Josef witnesses the murder of his family by the Romanian Iron Guard. He is taken in by a Gentile maid, who raises him as her own son. Five years later, Josef rescues a young girl, Mila, whose parents are killed in the wake of Nazi deportations. Josef helps Mila find safety with Zalman Stern, a leader in the Satmar community, in whose home Mila is raised as a sister to Zalman’s daughter, Atara. The two girls form a fierce bond, but as they mature, Atara feels trapped by the restraints of Jewish fundamentalism, while Mila embraces her faith and her role as a respected young woman in her community. When Josef returns and chooses Mila to be his bride, she eagerly strives to be an ideal wife, but a desperate choice after ten years of childless marriage threatens to separate her from everything—and everyone—she cherishes.

Now with Extra Libris material, including a reader’s guide and bonus content

ANOUK MARKOVITS grew up in France, in an ultra-orthodox Satmar home. She attended a religious seminary in England instead of high school, and left the fold at the age of nineteen to avoid an arranged marriage. She went on to receive a bachelor of science from Columbia University, a master of architecture from Harvard, and a PhD in Romance Studies from Cornell. Translations of I am Forbidden are forthcoming in a dozen countries. Markovits's first novel, Pur Coton, written in French, was published by Gallimard.

Author:
Markovits, Anouk
Genre:
FICTION / Jewish
Audience:
General/trade
Edition Detail:
Reprint
Format:
Paperback
Pages:
320
Language:
English
Publisher:
Hogarth Pr
Publish Date:
02/26/2013
Copyright Year:
2013
ISBN:
9780307984746
Height:
8.25 in
Wdth:
5.75 in
Thickness:
1.25 in
Unit weight:
0.7 lb
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