A young Cuban woman passes her nights dancing in a seedy Florida strip club; a Russian orphan loses everything, then builds a new and prosperous life for himself in New York; a woman struggles to maintain her dignity and hope after a life-changing accident—these are the three members of the troika whose story is told in this acclaimed literary debut.

Their lives unexpectedly intertwined, Perla, Julian and Sophie discover a world—a way of life—that forces them to challenge their definitions of commitment, love and trust, a world that heals old wounds and inspires them to transform tragedy into beauty.
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What a great gallop through the landscape of the human heart, what a brilliant, astonishing modern love story, what a beautiful pair of heroines... what a ride to a complex and satisfying redemption, what a glorious testimony to the way damage can become a lovely destiny, what a book!
— SUSAN CHEEVER
I. Love. This. Book. It’s fucking fantastic. Poignant, painful, impeccably realized, and ultimately joyful. I am so grateful to Adam Pelzman for creating this gem of a world.
— AYELET WALDMAN, author of LOVE AND TREASURE
An electrifying read. Pelzman plunges us deep into the lives of his characters, makes us feel their joys and sorrows on a visceral level, and beautifully renders the mysteries of love.
— ALICE LaPLANTE, New York Times – bestselling author of Turn of Mind
A Cuban stripper and a Russian orphan: Adam Pelzman mixes them up and produces a wicked, sexy and ultimately life-affirming cocktail.
— SIMON DOONAN, author of THE ASYLUM