A fragile but forceful statement on behalf of those living at the fringes.
The year is 1889, and a student who has experienced tragedy keeps a diary in Paris. The young man becomes a correspondent at a news agency and leads the reader on a mesmerising journey to a seething Berlin and its intoxicating nights and eventually to the colonised Far East.
But are there things that we cannot escape, that catch up to us – even if it’s decades down the road?
One of the young man’s descendants acquires the diaries and transcribes them. He comes to realise that the life erased by history was not meaningless and its trail leads to the present day.