Publisher description for Hush / Eishes Chayil.

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Inside the closed community of Borough Park, where most Chassidim live, the rules of life are very clear, determined by an ancient script written thousands of years before down to the last detail—and abuse has never been a part of it. But when thirteen-year-old Gittel learns of the abuse her best friend has suffered at the hands of her own family member, the adults in her community try to persuade Gittel, and themselves, that nothing happened. Forced to remain silent, Gittel begins to question everything she was raised to believe.

A richly detailed and nuanced book, one of both humor and depth, understanding and horror, this story explains a complex world that remains an echo of its past, and illuminates the conflict between yesterday's traditions and today's reality.

Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
Sex crimes -- Juvenile fiction.
Conduct of life -- Juvenile fiction.
Jews -- New York (State) -- New York -- Juvenile fiction.
Orthodox Judaism -- Juvenile fiction.
Judaism -- Customs and practices -- Juvenile fiction.
Suicide -- Juvenile fiction.
Borough Park (New York, N.Y.) -- Juvenile fiction.
Sexual abuse -- Fiction.
Conduct of life -- Fiction.
Jews -- New York (State) -- New York -- Fiction.
Orthodox Judaism -- Fiction.
Judaism -- Customs and practices -- Fiction.
Suicide -- Fiction.
Borough Park (New York, N.Y.) -- Fiction.