Anna, Alžběta, Anežka. Three women, three generations, one family and many twists of fate, traumas and secrets… The story begins before the First World War, when Anna, the narrator’s grandmother, leaves home with her intended Antonín for a town in the borderlands of northern Bohemia, in the face of opposition from her parents. It is as though the first letter of their names is an expression of the hope that they will start a new life there. At the same time the name symbolizes what we cannot choose for ourselves — a given family legacy that we bear always, in spite of our best efforts to change it. And also fate, whose tests we can do little to influence.