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A family is torn apart by fierce belief and private longing in this unprecedented journey deep inside the most insular Hasidic sect, the Satmar.
Sweeping from the Central European countryside just before World War II to Paris to contemporary Williamsburg, Brooklyn, "I Am Forbidden "brings to life four generations of one Satmar family.
Opening in 1939 Transylvania, five-year-old Josef witnesses the murder of his family by the Romanian Iron Guard and is rescued by a Gentile maid to be raised as her own son. Five years later, Josef rescues a young girl, Mila, after her parents are killed while running to meet the Rebbe they hoped would save them. Josef helps Mila reach Zalman Stern, a leader in the Satmar community, in whose home Mila is raised as a sister to Zalman's daughter, Atara. As the two girls mature, Mila's faith intensifies, while her beloved sister Atara discovers a world of books and learning that she cannot ignore. With the rise of communism in central Europe, the family moves to Paris, to the Marais, where Zalman tries to raise his children apart from the city in which they live.
When the two girls come of age, Mila marries within the faith, while Atara continues to question fundamentalist doctrine. The different choices the two sisters makes force them apart until a dangerous secret threatens to banish them from the only community they've ever known.
A beautifully crafted, emotionally gripping story of what happens when unwavering love, unyielding law, and centuries of tradition collide, "I Am Forbidden" announces the arrival of an extraordinarily gifted new voice and opens a startling window on a world long closed to most of us, until now.
Title: I Am Forbidden (Lib)(CD) [Audio CD]
Publisher: U.S.A, Books on Tape: 2012
ISBN Number: 0449010538
ISBN Number 13: 9780449010532
Binding: Audio CD
Book Condition: Very Good
Item: 1.00 Item
Seller ID: 072725
Description: Very good condition. I Am Forbidden (Lib)(CD) [Audio CD] By Anouk Markovits (Author) Product Details Audio CD Publisher: Books on Tape (May 8, 2012) Language: English ISBN-10: 0449010538 ISBN-13: 9780449010532 Product Dimensions: 6.7 x 6.1 x 0.9 inches
Keywords: I Am Forbidden (Lib)(CD) [Audio CD]