A gripping novel about the unexpected kindling of love, about wavering certainties and destroyed ideals. In November 1918, shortly after the end of the World War I, Europe is in turmoil. In Switzerland, just as the general strike begins, chance brings together a young soldier and a Russian woman. Elena Gogobaridse belongs to the diplomatic delegation of the young Soviet Union in Berne. Samuel Brülhart, a village teacher in his civilian life, is entrusted with bringing her and the other Communist diplomats out of the country in a vehicle convoy. When it comes to background and political conviction, Elena and Samuel could not be more different. But during the three days of an eventful journey across Switzerland, they are drawn closer and closer together.
»An unusual love story which captivates the reader, and a brilliantly researched and hitherto practically unknown piece of history, are subtly interwoven in this novel.«Hannoversche Allgemeine