Synopsis by Clarke Fountain
Though he survived the rigors of World War II, Fabiyonas and his family are not quite up to the hardships brought on by the Russian annexation of Lithuania into the U.S.S.R. Their home, and the homes of their neighbors, have been divided up to smaller units in order to house people imported by the regime, From their bedroom he and his wife listen nightly to the lovemaking of the couple who have been foisted onto them, separated from them by only a thin new wall. More and more, Fabiyonas imagines himself in India, visiting the Taj Majal. One day, he has had quite enough of the life he is leading, and he boards a train headed, as he believes, to India. Instead, the befuddled man is taken to an asylum in Vilnius, which is where his long-suffering wife eventually finds him.