Huerfana # 8

Huerfana # 8

by Kim van Alkemade

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Overview

Una fascinante novela debut de ficción histórico del mundo olvidado de los orfanatos judíos de la ciudad de Nueva York. Inspirada en hechos reales, este libro es una poderosa novela sobre la capacidad humana para lastimar y amar.

En 1919, Rachel Rabinowitz, de cuatro años de edad, es colocada en el Hogar Infantil Hebreo donde el doctor Mildred Solomon está llevando a cabo una investigación médica en niños. El doctor Solomon somete a Rachel a un proceso experimental con rayos X que establece la reputación del doctor mientras pone en peligro la salud de la niña. Ahora es 1954, y Rachel es enfermera en el hospicio del Hogar Infantil Hebreo para ancianos donde el doctor Solomon se convierte en su paciente. Se da cuenta del poder que tiene sobre el doctor indefenso, Rachel se embarca en un experimento peligroso de su propio diseño. Antes que termine el turno de la noche, Rachel estará obligada a elegir entre el perdón y la venganza. Inspirada en hechos reales, este libro es una poderosa novela sobre la capacidad humana para lastimar y amar.

A stunning debut novel of historical fiction set in the forgotten world of New York City's Jewish orphanages. Inspired by true events, Orphan #8 is a powerful novel about the human capacity to harm—and to love.

In 1919, four-year-old Rachel Rabinowitz is placed in the Hebrew Infant Home where Dr. Mildred Solomon is conducting medical research on the children. Dr. Solomon subjects Rachel to an experimental course of X-ray treatments that establish the doctor's reputation while risking the little girl's health. Now it's 1954, and Rachel is a nurse in the hospice wing of the Old Hebrews Home when elderly Dr. Solomon becomes her patient. Realizing the power she holds over the helpless doctor, Rachel embarks on a dangerous experiment of her own design. Before the night shift ends, Rachel will be forced to choose between forgiveness and revenge.

Inspired by true events, Orphan #8 is a powerful novel about the human capacity to harm—and to love.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780718092221
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 05/23/2017
Pages: 416
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.20(d)

About the Author

Kim van Alkemade was born in New York. Her creative nonfiction has appeared in literary journals including Alaska Quarterly Review, So to Speak, and CutBank. She teaches writing at Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania.

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