About this book
The dramatic untold story of Lina Prokofiev, wife of the famous composer Serge Prokofiev. After escaping the Soviet Union to New York, the couple were lured back in 1936. Serge then abandoned Lina, leaving her trapped in the country during one of its darkest periods.
Lina Prokofiev was alone in her Moscow apartment one night when the telephone rang. The caller insisted that she come downstairs to collect a parcel, but when she reached the courtyard she was arrested. Born in Madrid to a Russian soprano and a Spanish tenor, Lina had spent much of her youth in Brooklyn.