This novel about conflicts of conscience explores an unusual love
triangle of a man, a woman, and the Czech countryside. Mikulaš is
an architect who has spent his career designing prefab high-rise
apartment blocks in Prague, when his dream has been to design
garden apartment complexes in the countryside that he loves.
Finally winning the heart of an artist named Olga, a woman he first
fell in love with 20 years earlier, Mikulaš must now make a
decision between her and his homeland. Filled with striking images,
fresh metaphors, and colorful language, this beautiful, reflective
novel examines both the spiritual limitations imposed by communism
and a life abandoned and started anew.