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The Canonical Five: Real deaths, fictional lives by Ricardo Benassi

Real facts that occurred in turbulent times have inspired this story. Between August and November, 1888 a serial killer, known as Jack the Ripper, murdered five prostitutes in the East End of London. This case has been taken as an excuse to fictitiously portray the lives of the victims, remembered as the Canonical Five. Who they were and how they died are some of the questions explored and presented in imaginary scenes, embellished by the imagination of the author.