The thrilling new story about daring to seed the future of our planet from one of the finest living Czech authors. Eli is born in a suburb of Prague. A rainstorm heralds the birth. Perhaps this messiah is for real. Eli's father abandons the family to become the dictator's right-hand man. Eli's elder brother Marek guides Eli through his short and powerful life. Can tales of a messiah be enough to heal a ravaged planet in which few babies are born? If so, Marek works with the zeal of a prophet. Aged 72, he is still going strong. A new follower joins Marek's community, young Natalia. She awakens the old man to the joys of the body. But what's the worth of a human love when the environment is collapsing? Marek sets out to find his answer.
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