By Nina Berberova
The broadcast premiere of Nina Berberova's recently rediscovered novel concerning RUSSIAn emigres ensnared in the emotional tangle of expatriation.
Read by Martin Jarvis
Translated by Marian Schwartz
The flaw in a pair of ear-rings which Evgeny Petrovich must sell in order to fund a new life begins to take on a sinister meaning.
Who holds the key to his salvation? Alya in PARIS, Ludmila in NEW YORK, or the mysterious Druzhin in Chicago?
Will Alya's money mean that Evgeny can now afford to leave PARIS for NEW YORK?
Evgeny finds himself drawn towards his new employer's daughter.
Could a proposal from Ludmila provide the key to Evgeny's happiness?
Can Evgeny confront his own flaw and finally meet up with the mysterious Druzhin?