Fanya and Esther are twins, Jewish, and growing up in the early 1900s. Both girls are pulled by very different interests in very different direction. Fanya begins assisting a woman who performs illegal abortions and helps birth babies, and Esther begins assisting at a brothel. As the girls grow older, they fall further into their chosen professions, and their decisions pull them apart.
Kaoru, Mori Emma
Emma was saved from poverty and raised to be a proper British maid. But when she meets the wealthy young William, her love for him is put to the test by the cultural
traditions of class distinction.