Meet Léa Roback, polyglot, labour activist, farbente feminist. Born to a large Jewish family and raised in a French Catholic town in Quebec, Léa moves fluidly between languages and cultures. Her search for meaning and her instinct for justice place her at the centre of the great changes of the twentieth century. From street fights in Berlin to protests in Montreal, she defies the expectations and limitations of women’s lives, wins historic victories for the union movement...and contends with the tensions in her own convictions. Based on a true story, this novel brings to life a heroine emboldened by struggle, and by the still-resonant terrors of her historical moment.