Four inhabitants of a crumbling world, each with a story of their own: A drug-addled boy, living in dank recesses, sets out to find his ex; a privileged girl learns more about her ancestors than she ever wished for; an old man deserts his post as an elevator operator, climbing the great shaft in hopes of seeing the topmost level before he dies; and a fisherman, seeking answers to why his once-vibrant wife is now chronically ailing. These stories intersect and wrap around each other, revealing deeply disturbing truths about the artifical world they inhabit.
"Intriguing, but flawed"
The city is crumbling. Clouds over Nowy Solum have not parted in a hundred years. Gods have deserted their temples. In the last days of a dying city, the decadent chatelaine chooses a forbidden lover, separating twin outcasts and setting them on independent trajectories that might finally bring down the palace.