I read the novel when I was very young. It became such a symbol of hope for destroyed life even if mine didn’t start at the time. I believed in the reality of this story because imagination transcend all. We are all beast saved by our dreams.
Wikipedia resumes the book as
“This tale of a love that transcends all obstacles relates the story of two young lovers who are separated in childhood and then drawn together by destiny years later. Even though they are separated in real life because Peter is unjustly convicted of murder, they discover they can dream themselves into each other’s consciousness while asleep. In this way, they live out their life together.”