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Beyond the Pale

(1997)
A novel by

 
Elana Dykewomon's Lambda Award-winning novel Beyond the Pale announces itself to the world with an infant's scream--"a new voice, a tiny shofar announcing its own first year." The midwife attending this birth is Gutke Gurvich, a half-Jew with different colored eyes and a gift for seeing into the spirit world. Beyond the Pale is Gutke's story, detailing her odyssey from a Russian shtetl to a comfortable Manhattan brownstone. But, as Dykewomon puts it, "Whenever you tell the story of one woman, inside is another," and this rich, multilayered novel is also the story of Chava Meyer, the baby girl Gutke delivered that day, as well as the story of the important women in both of their lives: mothers, sisters, neighbors, lovers, friends. After seeing her mother raped and killed during a particularly vicious progrom in her native village of Kishinev, Chava immigrates to America. There, on Manhattan's Lower East Side, both she and Gutke find themselves involved in the nascent labor union and suffrage movements. Dykewomon has clearly done her research here, and Beyond the Pale presents a beautifully detailed account of life among turn-of-the-century immigrant Jews, from classes at the Henry Street Settlement House to the tragic Triangle Shirtwaist Fire. Through the lens of several lesbians' lives, Dykewomon draws a portrait of an entire Diasporan community living through the terror and uncertainties of both Russian progroms and life in the New World.

 
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Paperback Editions

July 2007 : Canada Paperback
Title: Beyond the Pale: New Edition
Author(s): Elana Dykewomon
ISBN: 1-55192-878-7 / 978-1-55192-878-4 (Canada edition)
Publisher: Raincoast Books
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August 2003 : Canada Paperback
Title: Beyond the Pale
Author(s): Elana Dykewomon
ISBN: 1-55192-613-X / 978-1-55192-613-1 (Canada edition)
Publisher: Raincoast Books
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March 2000 : UK Paperback
Title: Beyond the Pale
Author(s): Elana Nachman/Dykewomon
ISBN: 0-906500-63-X / 978-0-906500-63-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Onlywomen Press Ltd
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May 1997 : Canada Paperback
Title: Beyond the pale: A novel
Author(s): Elana Dykewomon
ISBN: 0-88974-074-7 / 978-0-88974-074-7 (Canada edition)
Publisher: Press Gang Publishers
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January 1990 : UK Paperback
Title: Beyond the Pale
Author(s): Elana Dykewomon
ISBN: 0-9561053-2-7 / 978-0-9561053-2-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Onlywomen Press Ltd
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Audio Editions

May 2016 : MP3 CD
Title: Beyond the Pale
Author(s): Elana Dykewomon
ISBN: 1-5113-9800-0 / 978-1-5113-9800-8
Publisher: Audible Studios on Brilliance
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September 2013 : USA Audio edition
Title: Beyond the Pale
Author(s): Elana Dykewomon
Publisher: Audible Studios
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September 2013 : UK Audio edition
Title: Beyond the Pale
Author(s): Elana Dykewomon
Publisher: Audible Studios
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Kindle Editions

June 2013 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
Title: Beyond the Pale: A Novel
Author(s): Elana Dykewomon
Publisher: Open Road Media
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