Sava, the foreigner, a nameless, ageless man. No matter what fate dishes out to him or what shores he is washed up on by the waves of life, he always manages to find his way. He ends up stranded in Vienna only after being double-crossed by a smuggler. But he is sure he will get his money back. Sava comes from Moldova, and in this world of borders having a Moldavian passport won’t get you very far. He worked off the books in Germany for a while, but he got caught and was deported – as if working were a crime. This experience gave him his German language skills but it also left him angry and resentful about everything German. Sava is not a man of words but of deeds. He is a good hand at carving, but his real talent is survival, getting by even when the going gets tough.