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The Empress of Weehawken
Irene Dische
Adult Fiction DISCHE

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main characters Elisabeth Rother
Female
Married
Cynical; sarcastic; proud of her heritage; met wealthy Jewish surgeon Carl Rother and married him once he converted to Catholicism; mocks and chastises her daughter; had to flee Germany with her family; can't understand her daughter or granddaughter.

Carl Rother
Male
Catholic
Elisabeth's husband; switched to Catholicism before marrying Elisabeth; had to flee Germany after protesting the forced sterilization of Jews.
Surgeon

Renate
Female
Married
Elisabeth and Carl's daughter; married a Jewish professor; successful; has two children, aboy too intelligent for his own good and a rebellious daughter; mother is always meddling in her life.
Pathologist

Irene
Female
Rebel
Renate's daughter.



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