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Her Sister's Tattoo

Her Sister's Tattoo

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"Meeropol succeeds in creating and sustaining the kind of tension we expect to find in a mystery novel...Her Sister's Tattoo is all about a family with a multigenerational passion for political activism, but the narrator's voice is always clear and calm. Meeropol writes with precision, insight and compassion about the most tumultuous moments in human life, whether they happen in public or in private."--Jonathan Kirsch, Jewish Journal

Rosa and Esther march through downtown Detroit in August 1968 to protest the war in Vietnam. When a bloodied teenager reports that mounted police are beating protestors a few blocks away, the young women hurry to offer assistance. They try to stop the violence, but an officer is injured and the sisters are arrested. Rosa sees an opportunity to protest the war in court. Esther has an infant daughter and wants to avoid prison, which means accepting a plea bargain and testifying against her sister. Told from multiple points of view and through the sisters' never-mailed letters, Her Sister's Tattoo explores the thorny intersection of family loyalty and clashing political decisions

Author: Ellen Meeropol
Publisher: Red Hen Press
Published: 04/05/2020
Pages: 296
Binding Type: Paperback
Weight: 0.75lbs
Size: 8.50h x 5.50w x 0.75d
ISBN: 9781597098441

Review Citation(s):
Kirkus Reviews 02/15/2020
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