A Tale of a Ring
by Ilan Sheinfeld
About the Book:
[taken from the website]
The novel, A Tale of A Ring records the memories of Esperansa Gantz, a Jewish prostitute living in Buenos Aires.
The novel blends magic and history, passion and obsession into a rich and compelling book dealing with the tension between personal and collective memory.
In 1870-1930, an organisation of Jewish pimps called Tzvi Migdal persuaded Jewish families in Poland and Lithuania to entrust them with their daughters, promising to find them Jewish husbands or domestic work in Jewish homes in Buenos Aires. The girls fell victim to a vicious and sophisticated network of pimps that, in collaboration with the police and the government, enslaved them for the rest of their lives.