1854 in Arta of Epirus. Two boys, a Greek and a Turk, are born at the same night and their destinies are bound for a lifetime. This is an epic novel describing a difficult period in Greece’s history without prejudice. Under the mosque clock ringing only the ottoman hours gather people from three nations and cultures: Greeks, Turks and Jews. Everything has a place in the imaret of God: The two friends, a mysterious murder, grandpa Ismahil, the still small Greece, the Ottoman Empire, Dogan the fanatic, conflicts, revolutions, co-existence, everyday life, balls, Cafe Aman, Ramazan, hamam, the figure of Karaghiozis, smuggling, wealth and penury, sweet and bitter life… And as a closing the Greeks seeking for the Turks, their beloved friends, after conquerors left Epirus in 1881.