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by Leela Corman

Hardcover, 203 pages, Schocken, List Price: $24.95 |


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Growing up on the teeming streets of New York's Lower East Side in the early 20th century, Jewish immigrant twins Esther and Fanya experience radically different lives as a burlesque dancer in a brothel and a nurse for an obstetrician who performs illegal abortions.

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Excerpted from Unterzakhn by Leela Corman. Copyright 2012 by Leela Corman. Excerpted by permission of Random House.