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Publisher: Simon & Schuster
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ISBN - 10: 1439187010
ISBN - 13: 9781439187012
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The instant New York Times bestselling memoir of a young
Jewish woman's escape from a religious sect, in the tradition of
Ayaan Hirsi Ali's Infidel and Carolyn Jessop's
Escape, featuring a new epilogue by the author.
As a member of the strictly religious Satmar sect of Hasidic
Judaism, Deborah Feldman grew up under a code of relentlessly
enforced customs governing everything from what she could wear and
to whom she could speak to what she was allowed to read. It was
stolen moments spent with the empowered literary characters of Jane
Austen and Louisa May Alcott that helped her to imagine an
alternative way of life. Trapped as a teenager in a sexually and
emotionally dysfunctional marriage to a man she barely knew, the
tension between Deborah's desires and her responsibilities as a
good Satmar girl grew more explosive until she gave birth at
nineteen and realized that, for the sake of herself and her son,
she had to escape.