'Frank is studying Classics at Princeton, and works as secretary to an elderly professor to make ends meet. Frank inherits an astounding invention from his employer: a globe which can read people’s memories. The device turns Frank’s life upside-down, and changes his relationship with the world. Continuing unsuspectingly with his experiments, Frank puts the globe up for sale on the world market, thus making memories – our most secret and valuable possessions - a commodity just like any other. The author tells a gripping, unusual tale with humour, suspense, and more than a few sidelong glances at the human condition.