Away - Part 1: July 3, 1924: And Lost There, a Golden Feather… Summary & Analysis

Amy Bloom
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Lillian Leyb comes to America after a letter from Cousin Frieda promises that there is plenty of room and even short term employment to help with relocation. Lillian spends her first month in America doing simple sewing jobs like picking stitches out, basting, or sewing buttons until one day when Judith tells Lillian about the interviews happening at Goldfadn. The next day, Lillian lines up with Judith and 150 other girls for their chance at a limited number of jobs.

Lillian takes Judith by the hand and drags her up to the front of the crowd, just inches away from a Litvak woman. Mr. Reuben Burstein and his son Meyer arrive. Reuben owns the Goldfadn and Bartelstone Theatres and Second’s Avenue’s The Impresario and Meyer is the Matinee Idol who played Yankl in the Child of...

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