Beyond the Ghetto Gates


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Publisher: She Writes Press
Product ID: 225073


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.

ISBN: 9781631528507
Publisher: She Writes Press
Pub Date: 04/2020
Format: Paperback
Weight: 1.30lbs
Size: 8.50h x 5.50w x 1.50d

Additional information

Weight 1.30 lbs
Dimensions 8.50 × 5.50 × 1.50 in