No story like this has ever been written. It is about healing but at the same time it is a psychological novel as well. It raises ethical problems meanwhile it includes elements of a crime story too.
Olina, a painter, is a victim of Huntington disease that is similar to Alzheimer, though a lot faster course version of it. We can follow the last 269 days of her life. Her husband and the doctors are fighting with this terrible disease causing complete oblivion. They don’t know it is not death waiting for Olina but another world, a different one, a lot more complete creative life. That different world has sent its outposts, people who are not deterred by anything to take Olina with them as soon as possible.
The novel is the book of longing as well. As the story is about Olina’s husband too, who fights for the survival of his woman-love in vain. It is about the researcher whose obsession and scholarly stubborness cause his own death. And it is also about a special, almost enigmatic world where the residents got „there” from here and where everything is different from our world. That world appreciates creative work and art, so the residents are willing to kill in our world for that.
Those who were not born in our world, were born there. Those valuable artists, who were taken by death here, live there. Their art has not died with them. On the contrary!
Both worlds are absurd but because we live in one, we consider itt o be ours, we know this so the other seems to be strange. Though it might be better and comes up to humans!
Baal lives among us. His time is our time, his world is ours as
well. He lives here, he is an ordinary citizen, grey, no one ever
notices him. It is good as it is, he wants it this way. But as we
read the novel, some kind of dimm restlessness…