Away - Part 1: July 3, 1924: If I Had Chains, I Would Pull You To Me Summary & Analysis

Amy Bloom
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Lillian is looking forward to a night alone but when she opens the door she finds her cousin Raisele standing inside with her arms open. The look on Lillian’s face is not welcoming. Sick with fear, Raisele drops to her knees and taking Lillian’s hand tells her that Sophie is alive. Then she faints – her way of getting out of any difficult situation. Lillian puts Raisele in bed, and lies beside her. Raisele tells her how the Pinsky family went east rather than west like everyone else, finding Sophie near Lillian’s house, covered in blood and filth, her feet speckled with gravel. The Pinsky’s were sure that all of the Leyb’s were dead so they took Sophie with them to Siberia. This story came to her via Constable...

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