Author: Chayil, Eishes
ISBN: 9780802723321 Publisher: Walker & Co

Inside the closed community of Borough Park, where most Chassidim live, the rules people live by are determined by an ancient script written thousands of years agoÑand abuse has never been a part of it. But when thirteen-yearold Gittel learns that her best friend has suffered abuse at the hands of a family member, the adults in her community try to persuade Gittel, and themselves, that nothing happened. Forced to remain silent, Gittel begins to question everything she was raised to believe. This nuanced exploration of a complex worldÑone of humor, understanding, and horrorÑilluminates the conflict between yesterdayÕs traditions and todayÕs reality.

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