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In early 20th century Ukraine, Esther, a beautiful girl from a wealthy family, develops an infatuation with her cousin Leon Trotsky. Prevailing upon her father to allow Trotsky's revolutionary cell to meet secretly in their house, he reluctantly agrees -- but when Cossacks invade the home and murder a family member before her eyes, her world is shattered. And when her criticism of the Czar is reported, forcing her to flee, Esther embarks on a solo journey to the New World. There a loveless marriage and an impoverished existence collide with her dreams and result in a series of mistakes she must confront if she's ever to make peace with her family -- and herself.