Beyond The Ghetto gates: A Novel

April 7, 2020|
Beyond The Ghetto gates: A Novel by Michelle Cameron
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When French troops occupy the Italian port city of Ancona, freeing the city’s Jews from their repressive ghetto, it unleashes a whirlwind of progressivism and brutal backlash as two very different cultures collide. Mirelle, a young Jewish maiden, must choose between her duty—an arranged marriage to a wealthy Jewish merchant—and her love for a dashing French Catholic soldier. Meanwhile, Francesca, a devout Catholic, must decide if she will honor her marriage vows to an abusive and murderous husband when he enmeshes their family in the theft of a miracle portrait of the Madonna.

Set during the turbulent days of Napoleon Bonaparte’s Italian campaign (1796–97), Beyond the Ghetto Gates is both a cautionary tale for our present moment, with its rising tide of anti-Semitism, and a story of hope—a reminder of a time in history when men and women of conflicting faiths were able to reconcile their prejudices in the face of a rapidly changing world.
Michelle Cameron is a director of the Writers Circle, an NJ-based organization that offers creative writing programs to kids and adults, and the author of works of historical fiction and poetry:The Fruit of Her Hands: The Story of Shira of Ashkenaz(Pocket, 2009),In the Shadow of the Globe(Lit Pot Press, 2003). She lived...
Title:Beyond The Ghetto gates: A Novel
Product dimensions:456 pages, 8.5 X 5.5 X 1 in
Shipping dimensions:456 pages, 8.5 X 5.5 X 1 in
Published:April 7, 2020
Publisher:She Writes Press
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9781631528507

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