Haunting story of a young Jewish girl who escapes from Russia and the slaughter of her family. She emigrates to New York in the 1920s and survives by becoming the mistress of an impresario. Then she hears that her daughter Sophie may be alive in Siberia and sets off across the continent to find her. A tale of survival at any price and the search for love. Tense and written with edgy realism, it also has a humorous side.