They’ve met and love each other in the Soviet times. He is an university teacher, she is a student. Why they could not get marry and went through a lot of troubles?.. – The novel is about it. Translated by Sofia Gutkin This English-language translation was funded by generous contributions from: Doug&Kristina Brendel David G. Brown Fred Clipton Chris Florio Becky Gentry Lisa Harvey Jim Kostopoulos Sari Lewis Vicki McDermitt Mike Ricker Tim Schumacher Jake Valentine Thank you to all!