A New York Times Bestselling Author
The Bolshevik takeover forced Russians of all types to flee their homeland. Arriving in Paris, former princes could be seen driving taxicabs, while their wives worked for the fashion houses, their unique Russian style serving as inspiration for designers like Coco Chanel. Talented intellectuals, artists, and writers struggled, eking out a living at menial jobs. Political activists sought to overthrow the Bolshevik regime from afar. Others became trapped in a cycle of poverty and homesickness for Russia. This is their story.