Aliens and UFOs around Earth as seen from the "Island" (cloaked Alien Mother Ship) where a select few - those who excel in perfecting themselves while on Earth - arrive after conversion ("death").
A homeless man receives a Christmas present he could not even have dreamed of.
The author was accused of sabotage on the 10th anniversary of the 1956 revolution. He was 17 years old. He tried to escape through the Hungarian-Yugoslav border with one of his classmates. Caught by border patrol, he was jailed and treated very badly. He barely survived the month-long ordeal. Stamped as an enemy of the state, he was taken to a labor camp at age 19. He had to do forced labor instead of regular military service. Against all odds, he was able to break free from the communist bloc at age 23.