This is a very funny book about family and ethics. Amid the global financial crisis, Doro sets out to tell her grown up children some good news. But each is preoccupied with a crisis of their own: Serge, putting their commune childhood behind him, is making good money in banking but can't face telling Doro. Oolie-Anna wants to leave home. And Clara, teaching in a difficult school, has to confront past demons in the form of a class hamster.