|About the Book|
When Anton L. wakes up one morning and gradually discovers that he is the only person left in the world, he accepts the situation with greater sang froid than most. Survival presents no great problems: he moves into a hotel, then into the royal palace, dining on roast venison, chocolates and champagne. Rather a shlemiel, his memories of people and places generally end in minor disasters, leading to bizarre dreams and nightmares. Finding out about people who have vaporized becomes his passion, especially when he finds himself on the possible trail of others secretly searching for The Book -- a tome that contains all knowledge, a world between two covers. He discovers it, reads it and wonders: Has the world achieved its ultimate aim? The amusing episodes are a gentle satire on modern society, yet raise the ultimate philosophical and theological questions.