This book tells the story of a young man called Geroge who left Cyprus to study medicine in Vienna. Enamoured by the music and committed to his profession, George has no intention of returning to his homeland until the grim rise of fascism leaves him no choice. The events of this story take place upon his return to Cyprus in the 1940s, he meets young, bright and beautiful Kaety. There is obviously an attraction between them but George is unwilling to commit so he sends her to work at a hospital in Alexandria, Egypt.
Niki Marangou worked for ten years as dramaturge at the State Theatre of Cyprus, and she has published many books of prose, poetry and children's fairy tales and won state prizes for her literary work. In 1998, she won the Cavafy Prize for Poetry in Alexandria, and she received the Athens Academy poetry award for her book Divan. This book has been published in Greek and translated to several languages including Englis, Romanian, German and Arabic.