Title Profile & Character Information

Beyond the Pale

Annotation
"Breaking new ground in historical fiction, this epic novel is an extraordinary testimony to the lives of Russian Jewish lesbians who immigrated to North America at the turn of the twentieth century. Chava, Rose, Gutke and Dovida embark on a courageous journey beyond the Pale of Settlement in Russia and outside the bounds of convention."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

Awards
1998  Lambda Literary Awards
1998  Publishing Triangle Awards

Characters
NameGurvich, Gutke
GenderFemale
OccupationMidwife
TraitsRussian
Immigrant
Lesbian

NameMeyer, Chava
GenderFemale
TraitsRussian
Immigrant
Jewish
Lesbian

GenreHistorical
Sociological
Domestic
    --Lesbian
Fiction
TopicsJewish immigrants
Lesbians
Female relationships
Labor movements
Women's rights
SettingManhattan, New York
Lower East Side