The second part of the novel, called Jardin Exotique, takes us to a dreary European hotel where Theodora is staying, along with an assortment of other people drifting through life. These people form a sort of loose group, to which Theodora belongs and to which she feels an attachment but the hotel is destroyed by the fire and, we assume (though this is left fairly vague), that at least some of the group are killed in the fire. This section ends with Katina Pavlou, a young woman travelling around Europe with a companion, indicating to Theodora that it is time to move on.
The last section is called Holstius and sees Theodora on a train in the American Mid-West. The train stops and, for no apparent reason, Theodora gets out, finally making her way to a farmhouse belonging to the Johnson family. The next day, she meets Holstius, clearly a figment of her imagination who tells her that she has to accept the two irreconcilable halves... You cannot reconcile joy and sorrow...or illusion and reality or life and death. And now? Now, Theodora has to reconcile her past life and her present life.