The title of this story is Siddhartha. It's author is Hermann Hesse. The main characters are Siddhartha, Govinda, The river, Kamala, Vasudeva, and Gotama. The minor characters are Siddhartha's father, Siddhartha's son, and Kamaswami.
The problem in this story in that Siddhartha has not found Nirvana which is inner peace. Govinda also wants to find Nirvana. They both meet a lot of people to see if they can teach them Nirvana, but to only find out that they need to experience and cannot be told or taught. This problem is solved by Siddhartha finally finding Nirvana or inner peace. Siddhartha has Nirvana and Samsara as one.
This story is fiction. I liked this story. This story catches my interest in a lot of different ways. One, It has great characters. Two, it has characters that are alive. Last, it has a wonderful storyline.