Hermann Simon, the main character, was born in Schabbach in 1940. Before he leaves his village he swears three oaths: first, never to return to his provincial backyard; second, to devote his whole life to music; third, never to fall in love again, for if love exists, it only happens once in a lifetime. And it happend to him when he was 16! Will Hermann be able to keep to his agenda? He makes friends, he finds those who, like himself, do not want to end their days in the place they were born. "All of them are still like children, like trusting little lambs with woolly coats, but already every second gone by decides on success or failure."
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