In a series of poetic and melancholic stories, the author depicts, unflinchingly, the situation of the lost souls on the margins of modern Swiss society and elsewhere: The student whose parents are immigrants and who needs to take an exam, already sensing the vulgar coldness in the room. A woman who wants to see the ocean, only for old memories suddenly to well up in her. A teacher bumps into a youngster who used to be his student. The world described by Jean-François Haas is full of sharp edges and pitfalls, a place were small catastrophic tragedies take place on a daily basis.