´´I sit here all day long, year after year. I remember. I remember all sorts of things.´´
Rachel has been warned by her parents not to discuss the past with her great-grandmother. But Nana Sashie has other plans. She begins telling Rachel about her family´s flight from the pogroms and other dangers of Tsarist Russia. The daring escape plan was Sashie´s own idea-and she was only nine years old.