This book traces the original, but often sinister, journey through a declining USSR, of a great pianist, Georgian, of the Soviet period installed in France after the fall of the Berlin Wall.
A poorly understood vision of musical formation and the difficult life of a concertist under a political regime hypocritically putting the education of the masses as a means of propaganda in the foreground.
Thus, for an artist, the career was a word without meaning. The concert agency of Irakly Avaliani completely regulated the activity and thus the daily life of its employee: incessant benefits, throughout the immense territory of the USSR, certainly in the most prestigious rooms, but also interventions absurd in factories, schools, old people's homes, prisons and other unlikely places.
Tribulations that only a well trumped character and a surprising capacity of adaptation allowed him to support, while preserving the quality of his musical art.