The granddaughter of Spanish refugees, who fled Barcelona after the civil war, Paloma Batton is an attentive student of the Paris Opera Ballet. That is, until she is visited by a ghost... Leaving her a mysterious gift - a pair of golden earrings - the ghost disappears, setting Paloma off on a quest for the truth. Paloma’s exploration of her Spanish heritage leads to a connection between the visitor and ‘la Rusa’, a woman who died in Paris in 1952, known for her rapid rise from poverty to flamenco star. Although her death was ruled a suicide, Paloma soon discovers that many people had reasons for wanting la Rusa dead, including Paloma’s own grandmother. Travelling between Barcelona before the civil war, and Paris in the 1970’s, this is a story of passion and betrayal, and the extremes two women will go for love.