The book that was the basis of the Netflix-produced series
New York Times bestseller
Satu Mare, or Satmar in Yiddish, is a city on the border between Hungary and Romania. You wonder how it was possible for a sect of Hasidism to bear a name inspired by that of a Transylvanian town?
As a curious child growing up in the isolated world of Brooklyn’s Satmar Hasids, Deborah Feldman struggled to understand and respect the inflexible restrictions that dictated her daily life. From what she could read to the people she was allowed to talk to, virtually every aspect of her identity was strictly controlled. Married at 17 to a man she had only seen for half an hour and lacking a traditional upbringing, she was unable to have physical relations with her husband for a year.
In her memoir of growing up in a rigid Hasidic community, Deborah Feldman reveals what life looks like when you’re trapped in a religious sect that values silence and suffering over individual freedoms.
With exceptional writing, Deborah Feldman recalls how moments of furtive reading about the powerful literary characters created by Jane Austen and Louisa May Alcott helped her seek a different way of life – one she knew she had to take advantage of when, at age 19, she gave birth to a son and realized that not only her future was at stake, but his as well.
Remarkable and fascinating, Neortodox is a book you can’t put down.
Feldman’s realistic style belies insightful perceptions. – New York Times
Eloquent and appealing (…) Without a doubt, girls all over Brooklyn are buying this book, tucking it under their mattresses and reading it after lights out … and thinking, perhaps for the first time, of their own escape. – Huffington Post
A sensitive and memorable coming-of-age story. – Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Impossible to put down, Unorthodox is a unique coming-of-age story, managing to speak directly to anyone who has ever felt like an outsider in their own life. – School Library Journal
An unprecedented glimpse into a Hasidic community that few outsiders get to enjoy. – Minneapolis Star-Tribune
Deborah Feldman was born and raised in the Hasidic community of Williamsburg, Brooklyn, and her native language is Yiddish. At 25, she published the memoir Unorthodox. The Scandal I Caused by Renouncing My Hasidic Roots, later adapted into a screenplay for a Netflix miniseries airing in March 2020. The series was nominated for eight Emmy Award categories and won Best Director, and the book has been translated into 25 languages.
Deborah lives in Berlin with her 14-year-old son and is working on finishing her first German-language novel.
Autor: Deborah Feldman
Colectie: Fiction Connection Memoir
Anul aparitiei: 2.021
Luna aparitiei: 2
Tip coperta: Brosata
Ilustrator: Netflix 2021
Traducator: Vali Florescu
Numar de pagini: 384
Format: 130 x 200
Cod de bare: 9786064009852