Orphan #8

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Sinopse

A stunning debut novel in the vein of Sarah Waters’ historical fiction and inspired by true events, it tells the fascinating story of a woman who must choose between revenge and mercy when she encounters the doctor who subjected her to dangerous medical experiments in a New York City Jewish orphanage.

In 1919, Rachel Rabinowitz is a vivacious four-year-old living with her family in a crowded tenement on New York City’s Lower Eastside. When tragedy strikes, Rachel is separated from her brother Sam and sent to a Jewish orphanage where Dr. Mildred Solomon is conducting medical research. Subjected to X-ray treatments that leave her disfigured, Rachel suffers years of cruel harassment from the other orphans. But when she turns fifteen, she runs away to Colorado hoping to find the brother she lost and discovers a family she never knew she had.

Though Rachel believes she’s shut out her painful childhood memories, years later she is confronted with her dark past when she becomes a nurse at Manhattan’s Old Hebrews Home and her patient is none other than the elderly, cancer-stricken Dr. Solomon. Rachel becomes obsessed with making Dr. Solomon acknowledge, and pay for, her wrongdoing. But each passing hour Rachel spends with the old doctor reveal to Rachel the complexities of her own nature. She realizes that a person’s fate—to be one who inflicts harm or one who heals—is not always set in stone.

Lush in historical detail, rich in atmosphere and based on true events, Orphan #8 is a powerful, affecting novel of the unexpected choices we are compelled to make that can shape our destinies.

Capítulos

  • 001 Orphan Number Eight

    Duração: 45min
  • 002 Chapter 2

    Duração: 24min
  • 003 Chapter 3

    Duração: 31min
  • 004 Chapter 4

    Duração: 24min
  • 005 Chapter 5

    Duração: 37min
  • 006 Chapter 6

    Duração: 26min
  • 007 Chapter 7

    Duração: 45min
  • 008 Chapter 8

    Duração: 19min
  • 009 Chapter 9

    Duração: 35min
  • 010 Chapter 10

    Duração: 21min
  • 011 Chapter 11

    Duração: 49min
  • 012 Chapter 12

    Duração: 16min
  • 013 Chapter 13

    Duração: 28min
  • 014 Chapter 14

    Duração: 27min
  • 015 Chapter 15

    Duração: 46min
  • 016 Chapter 16

    Duração: 21min
  • 017 Chapter 17

    Duração: 38min
  • 018 Chapter 18

    Duração: 20min
  • 019 Chapter 19

    Duração: 38min
  • 020 Chapter 20

    Duração: 19min
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