The book of short stories by a talented author the critics have called one of the most interesting Ukrainian writers today. The stories are characterized by rich imagery and compelling philosophic meditations. Dynamic and fluid texts alternately accelerate and decelerate in tone and plot. The initial lost romantic transforms into a mature cynic. In these stories, the characters search for motives to make sense of their lives. The vortex of modern life demands a constant change of roles. We wear masks that we change every day, depending on the situation. But we often forget what is a disguise, and what is real. Life is a game and people play it as best they can.