The novel depicts the disintegration of our world or rather, the disintegration of its natural and vital structures, mechanisms of self-preservation, relationships and identifications, of human order and meaningful existence, as it unfolds in casual scenes of everyday life. At the same time, the novel is a family drama showing society and individual human beings interconnected by invisible threads. It demonstrates who we are, what we didn’t want to become, who we could have become, who we used to be and who we will never be again. It shows us what we’ve lost, what we’ve forfeited and what we’ll never be able to bring back. Štefánik’s book presents both a diagnosis and a warning. He tackles the theme of family in a non-traditional way, shunning old-fashioned posturing and offering only a convincing, uncompromising realism.
Štefánik’s reflections and observations are revealing and surprising. The novel is divided into two parts. Part one is set in the present, part two in the near future.