I Am Forbidden by Anouk Markovits

I Am Forbidden by Anouk Markovits

What is life really like as a Satmar? I Am Forbidden opens the window and then pushes the reader right through the door of the insular Williamsburg, Brooklyn religious community. Anouk Markovits, raised in the Satmar sect, creates a gripping novel as she explores that world. The everyday demands, obligations, rules, and secrets are imparted from within a world not usually permeated by outsiders. The characters move through seventy years…