Lapa Benincasa’s shrieks bounced off the walls of her kitchen and into the narrow streets of Siena. Her daughter Catherine, the twenty-fourth of her twenty-five children, had just shaved her head.
The fifteen-year-old girl was adamant that she not be married off, and to show the seriousness of her intention, she had chopped off her hair. Strong...
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