In the streets of an ordinary Italian town, the people go about their everyday lives. In an old apartment block above them, a young man pores over photographs and plans, dedicated to his life's most important project. Day by day, in imagination, he is rehearsing for his greatest performance. Yet when his moment comes, nothing could have prepared him for what happens.
Intensely enigmatic and written with the beautiful clarity and sharp edges of cut crystal, this is one of the most effective and penetrating studies of the mind and being of a fanatic.