Unusual for its genre, but for the benefit of its readers, this novel contains a table of contents-style listing of its chapters. It is hoped that this will elucidate both the structure, and the flowing timeline of the life of the main character, Eduard Gottfried Meyer.

 1   1995 Abreisen: Das Paket — Departure: The Packet     1
 2       1927          Der Anfang—The Beginning
  10
 3       1927          Unvollständiges Konzert—An Incomplete Concert
   25
 4       1928          Die Erbschaft—The Legacy
   37
5       1928          Das Hotel—The Hotel
   53
6       1928          Die Bankier—The Bankers
   59
7       1928          Musikalisches Geschehnis—A Musical Incident
   67
8       1928          An die Schweiz—To Switzerland
   79
9       1928 - 1932          Lehrstunden—Lessons    88
10       1932 - 1935          Der Fall—The Fall
   102
11       1936 - 1938          Kristall—Crystal    116
12       1938 - 1940          Leipziges Leben—Leipzig Life
   125
13       1940 - 1941          Erstes Konzert—First Concert
   147
14       1941 - 1943          Gastspielreisen—Touring
   159
15       1943          Zusammenklingen und Verrat — Harmony and Betrayal
   170
16       1943          Der Viehzug — The Cattle Train
   176
17       1943 - 1944          Kanada — Kanada
   188
18       1944          Das Kindlein — The Infant
   197
19       1944          Und sie erlischt — And It Flickers Out
   204
20       1944          Der Frevel — The Sin
   209
21       1944          Ausbruch — Escape
   235
22       1944          Einbruch — Collapse
   254
23       1945          Eindringlinge — Invaders
   262
24       1945          Der Brünnhilde Rache — Brünnhilde’s Revenge
   281
25       1945 - 1946          Frankfurt’sche Hochzeit — A Frankfurt Wedding
   288
26       1947 - 1965          Des Musikers Leben — A Musician’s Life
   300
27       1978          Texanische Hochzeit — A Texas Wedding
   312
28       1980          Auf die Bühne — Onto the Stage
   325
29       1989          Kristallmacht — Crystal Might
   336
30       1993          Krankheit — Illness
   351
31       1994
         Nimmer stirbt der Tod — Death Never Dies
   354
32    1995  Ankunft: Das Geschenk — Arrival: The Gift
   357
            
Epilogue:  Der Kreis wird nie gebrochen werden: Versprechen gehalten —    
          1995?        The Circle Won’t Be Broken: The Promise Kept
  361