Unlike any story you've read before, this novel is set in pre-Communist Russia in 1903 when an old man writes his final manuscript – a play about a young author trying to pen his first novel. The young man's novel tells of explorers who map the dark continent of Africa and their tales of adventure and danger. The old man's play describes an ordinary man who makes a life-changing decision that he ponders for the rest of his life. The old man lives through his writings, as his life heads toward dusk; it is his last chance to create something memorable – something legendary.
A book about life and the decisions one makes along the way, this novel explores what it means to be truly happy with one's past and accepting of one's future.