Sonya Golden Hand

Season 1, Ep. 20

When the great Russian writer Anton Chekov visits the penal colony on the remote island of Sakhalin in 1890, he is astonished to learn that they’re holding a famous prisoner—Sonya Golden Hand. He finds the legendary con-artist in solitary confinement, her legs clamped in iron chains. Chekhov kneels down beside her on the filthy prison floor. Tell me the story of how you ended up in chains...

A fictional story inspired by historical events.

Writer: Michael LaPointe

Voice: Olga Kurylenko

Audio: Dominic Gozo

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