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The Resource The Third Daughter

The Third Daughter

Label
The Third Daughter
Title
The Third Daughter
Statement of responsibility
Talia Carner
Title variation
3rd daughter
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
“In The Third Daughter, Talia Carner ably illuminates a little-known piece of history: the sex trafficking of young women from Russia to South America in the late 19th century. Thoroughly researched and vividly rendered, this is an important and unforgettable story of exploitation and empowerment that will leave you both shaken and inspired.” —Pam Jenoff, New York Times bestselling author of The Lost Girls of Paris 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 20th 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 a brothel. As the years pass, Batya forms deep bonds with her “sisters” in the house 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
Summary
Bringing to life a dark period of Jewish history and giving a voice to victims whose truth deserves to finally be told, this remarkable story follows a young woman named Batya who is tricked and sold into prostitution until she gets an opportunity to bring down the criminal network that has enslaved so many women
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Character
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10817144
Cataloging source
BT
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Carner, Talia
Dewey number
813
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Contemporary Fiction
  • General Fiction
  • Historical Fiction
Target audience
adult
Label
The Third Daughter
Instantiates
Control code
BORROWBOX:HUS_661509
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9780062896896
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Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
The Third Daughter
Control code
BORROWBOX:HUS_661509
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9780062896896
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk

Library Locations

    • Lionel Bowen Library and Community CentreBorrow it
      669-673 Anzac Parade, Marouba, NSW, 2035, AU
      -33.938111 151.237977
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