Against the backdrop of the Russian Revolutionand World War I Europe, Zoya, young cousin tothe Tsar, flees St. Petersburg to Paris to find safety. Her entireworld forever changed, she faces hard times and joins the Ballet Russe in Paris. And then, when life is kind to her,Zoya moves on to a new and glittering life in New York. Thedays of ease are all too brief as the Depression strikes, andshe loses everything yet again. It is her career, and the man shemeets in the course of it, which ultimately save her, as sherebuilds her life through the war years and beyond. And it isher family that comes to mean everything to her. From the roaring twenties tothe 1980's, Zoya remains a rare and spiritedwoman whose legacy will live on.