A beautiful copy of the first English language edition and the only hardcover edition in English. This book is out of print in English!
Even before fully finishing his degree, the brilliant young Roland is offered a job in the Center for Cartography of Sodrovno-Voldachia. He climbs the ladder rapidly. Roland, who must, like his colleagues, live almost like a recluse within the huge center, meets a mysterious young woman who's body seems covered with strange lines which he can barely perceive. Soon, the Center is visited by marshal Radisic, supreme leader of the country, whose expansionist politics leave little doubt as to the goal: all means will be employed to rebuild the "Great Sodrovnia".