Ill-fated Rosalia is born on the very first day the Nazis came to power in Germany in 1933. This story charts that path of the impoverished Hungarian Gypsy girl from birth to her lonely death, as turbulent events beyond her control take over her life and the world around her. Rosalia is thrust from misery to tragedy, glimpsing touching moments of humanity along the way. In a compelling tale which spans continents, Rosalia's life is defined by her relationships, some happy others troubling. It is a journey directed by world politics, marked by great hardship and poverty along the way, and occasionally relieved by short-lived episodes of joy and success. Rosalia is a heart-rending narrative filled with debauchery and catastrophe in equal measure, which cannot fail to move the reader.