Uncovered: How I Left Hasidic Life and Finally Came Home

Uncovered: How I Left Hasidic Life and Finally Came Home

by Leah Lax

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Overview

In Uncovered, Leah Lax tells her story—beginning as a young teen who left her liberal, secular home for life as a Hasidic Jew, and ending as a forty-something woman who has to abandon the only world she’s known for thirty years in order to achieve personal freedom. In understated, crystalline prose, Lax details her experiences with arranged marriage, cult-like faith, and motherhood during her years with the Hasidim, and explores how her creative, sexual, and spiritual longings simmer beneath the surface throughout her time there.

The first book to tell the story of a gay woman who spent thirty adult years in the Hasidic fold, Uncovered is the moving story of Lax’s long journey toward finding a home where she truly belongs.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781631529955
Publisher: She Writes Press
Publication date: 08/28/2015
Pages: 256
Sales rank: 200,661
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Leah Lax has won awards in both fiction and nonfiction and her work has been included in numerous anthologies and publications, print and online—including Dame, Lilith, and Salon. Her work for stage has been reviewed in The New York Times, and Rolling Stone magazine, and has been broadcast on NPR. She has an MFA in creative writing from the University of Houston.

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