White Crow tells the story of famous ballet dancer Rudolph Nureyev and the even more famous (or infamous, depending on your point of view). Told in the third person from the moment of his birth on a trans-siberian railway in the bitterly cold Russian winter. This one event, as with all of its kind shapes the rest of Nureyev as he becomes determined to escape poverty and the country that has done so much to nurture him for what he sees as his chance to escape to a better life.
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