UNSETTLING HISTORY - TALIA CARNER
The Third Daughter is an unsettling journey into the New World
of the late 1800s. A trusting young woman lured from Russia
and forced into prostitution in Argentina, Batya finds courage in
the face of danger and hope in hours of despair and bravely
struggles to free herself from bondage while bringing down
the powerful pimps union.
The novel breaks the silence on a shameful chapterthe legal
Jewish sex-trafficking union Zwi Migdal, that operated with
impunity from the late 1880s until WW II. Luring an estimated
150,000 young girls from the Eastern European shtetls to South
America with false promises of jobs and marriages, they sold
them into brothels. Inspired by Shalom Aleichems story, The
Man From Buenos Aires, Talia Carner reinvents the life of one of
Tevyes daughters after the family flees a pogrom and meets
the titular mysterious, shady man. The Third Daughter is a
tribute to the victims, whose voices the author could not
silence, and who propelled her to launch her campaign against
TALIA CARNER is the award-winning author of five historical
and psychological suspense novels. Formerly the publisher of
Savvy Woman magazine and a lecturer at international womens
forums, she is committed to global human rights and has
spearheaded projects focusing on female and childrens plights.
Originally from Tel Aviv, she lives in New York and Florida.
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