Small City, Big Secrets

Somewhere in Europe, there is a small town where its people are naked underneath their fur coats, for it is a town full of secrets, full of mysterious longings and a hidden bizarre charm... But then all small towns are, aren't they? Such a theatrical ambiance is what makes them exciting, after all...

One such town is the scenery of the small stories of this book. Suspended between a bourgeois horror and a bittersweet nostalgia, the book pays tribute to all kinds of absurdity: nouveau riches, mothers-in-law, brides with or without dowry, irreconcilable kins, homosexual paterfamilias and clerks with inscrutable portfolios, all coexist with shrewdness, without loathing.

The stories take us back to the microcosm of provincial life and, with a little sarcasm, reveal that our small town isn't any more what it used to be...