Luck seems to smile on Andras. He has a happy home and a loving family. He has a scholarship for his studies. Four pages into this long and elaborately embellished novel, he meets a wealthy woman who asks him to carry a mysterious package to Paris for her and inadvertently helps Andras find the love of his life. On the train to France, he also meets a man who will become his benefactor. Once he enters school, his budding architectural work is admired by Le Corbusier.