The Orient Express hurtles towards the promised land and Banine is free for the first time in her life.
She has fled Azerbaijan and her unhappy marriage for a dazzling new future in Paris. She cuts her hair, wears short skirts and mingles with Russian émigrés, Spanish artists, writers and bohemians. As her family’s money runs out, she becomes a fashion model to survive. And when a glamorous figure from her past returns, life is thrown further into doubt. This companion to Days in the Caucasus is told with vivacious wit and a lust for life.