Bridgeport, Connecticut: 1913. Austin Voronkov is a Russian immigrant working at a munitions factory. When he falls in love with Julia -- the daughter of his landlady -- the American Dream feels within reach. But when he is wrongly accused of attending an anarchist gathering and deported, that dream becomes a nightmare. Spanning four decades and three continents, The Invention of the Exile is the story of an epic love that is tested over and over again, but never broken. Stuck in a strange land, separated from his family and unable to see his children grow up, Austin becomes a pawn in the cat-and-mouse game of political antagonism between the United States and the new Soviet Union. But with steadfast courage and unwavering devotion, Julia finds a way to keep their love alive.