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The Third Daughter: A Novel

The Third Daughter: A Novel (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

By Carner, Talia

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From the author of Jerusalem Maiden comes a remarkable story, inspired by little-known true events, about the thousands of young Jewish women who were trafficked into prostitution at the turn of the 20th century, and whose subjugation helped build Buenos Aires. The turn of the 20...th century finds fourteen-year-old Batya in the Russian countryside, fleeing with her family endless pogroms. Desperate, her father leaps at the opportunity to marry Batya to a worldly, wealthy stranger who can guarantee his daughter an easy life and passage to America. Feeling like a princess in a fairytale, Batya leaves her old life behind as she is whisked away to a new world. But soon she discovers that she's entered a waking nightmare. Her new husband does indeed bring her to America: Buenos Aires, a vibrant, growing city in which prostitution is not only legal but deeply embedded in the culture. And now Batya is one of thousands of women tricked and sold into the oldest profession in the world. As the years pass, Batya forms deep bonds with her sisters in the brothel as well as some men who are both kind and cruel. Through it all, she holds onto one dream: to bring her family to America, where they will be safe from the anti-Semitism that plagues Russia. Just as Batya is becoming a known tango dancer, she gets an unexpected but dangerous opportunity-to help bring down the criminal network that has enslaved so many young women and has been instrumental in developing Buenos Aires into a major metropolis. A powerful story of finding courage in the face of danger, and hope in the face of despair, The Third Daughter brings to life a dark period of Jewish history and gives a voice to victims whose truth deserves to finally be told.
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ISBN 9780062896889
Released NZ 19 Aug 2019
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
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ISBN-13 9780062896889
Stock Available
Status Indent title (internationally sourced), usually ships 4-6 weeks
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
Imprint William Morrow Paperbacks
Released 19 Aug 2019
Publication Country United States United States
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Carner, Talia
Category Historical Fiction
Number of Pages 432
Dimensions Width: 135mm
Height: 203mm
Spine: 25mm
Dewey Code 813.6
Weight 327g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Historical fiction, Prostitutes, Buenos Aires (Argentina), Truthfulness and falsehood, Jewish women
NBS Text Historical & Mythological Fiction
ONIX Text General/trade

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