How a person becomes a writer through long existential roaming in Paris and Athens in 1960-1985, and how the world around him changes together with him. A novel of the hero's journey of apprenticeship and initiation into Europe and Greece, identity and otherness, the civilisation of the past and the current state of mankind in the global village.
"How a person becomes a writer. Or love, poetry, Paris, nostalgia for one's roots, Greece, the meaning of life, the open horizons of the world all of these may just be different names for successive stages in the same unique search. How, moreover, a person develops, day by day, from his romantic and naive adolescence to painfully acquired maturity, and how, amid endless upheavals and disappointments, the image of place and the world change within him. How his lonely existential adventure intertwines with the turbulent Greek history of the fifteen years from 1960 to 1985 and with the anthropological revolution which, during the same period, transformed the "we" which he can't help saying, until at last he feels that he may be able to touch it, just when he no longer dared imagine it. This is the upheaval to which the title of the book, with its many meanings, refers."