This dream-like narrative of an Azerbaijani village in crisis is a superbly cynical horror, that will entertain, amuse and chill the reader. A bulldozer driver is ordered to demolish the village cemetary for the building of a through road. He observes the villagers thrown into turmoil as they realize they must relocate their dead to higher ground. In digging up the cemetary they dig up the history of the village and the families that have lived there, revealing the bones of secrets long buried - and some not so long buried. And in fact some not quite yet . . . dead!