In the night of 20th August, someone murdered Emanuel Pongračić, a recovered PTDS patient, in a particularly gruesome way: a Ray Ban frame was bored through his eye into his brain. But this is only the beginning of a series of deaths in a quiet, tree lined street. Nada Gašić’s debut novel portrays residents of this street and draws a portrait of Zagreb – a city that is urbanely varied and provincially excluding, hypocritical and cruel.