Translated from German by Tamar Kotrikadze
The essential question that underscores the novel is what happens to mankind when it becomes the victim of tyranny. The society deprived of dignity and rights is presented in an example of a factory, where the monotonous repetition of ugly, unhealthy and deadly actions results in people, who were ultimately different, losing their face and starting to resemble each other.
The tyranny is over following the dictator’s arrest. The collapse of the former system is described by intense, expressional narrative leaving remarkable impression on the reader. However, the mystical tone of the novel is further enhanced in its final question: But what follows the tyranny? Can there be peace in a world like this?