Fritz von Franz is the typical modern man. He wants things to make sense. He wants to mind his own business and none other’s. He works a job as a programmer and intends to live comfortably. Yet whatever his pretensions towards certainty and clarity may be are about to be shaken and muddied. A trans-dimensional alien interferes in his life, presenting himself in a bizarre series of visions that Fritz must interpret in order to perhaps become a hero.

Dmitry Andreyev’s debut Absurdist epic is a surreal tour of the mind that leaves one questioning all of one’s prejudices. Each character, as both a person and a symbol, becomes entangled in the mind-bending enterprise in a way that leaves both the reader and the character thinking, “Huh?” in the most satisfying, delightfully humorous, and terrifying of ways.