A woman's obsession takes the writer throughout a maze of coincidences and realities. Events change shape and meaning like Rorschach's inkblots viewed by candlelight.
'Not really. If you toss a coin in the air ten times it's quite likely you'll get heads or tails three or four times in a row. Luciana could have got tails several times in succession over the past few years. Misfortunes, like gifts, are not fairly distributed. And chance, in the long term, may be a superior way of meting out punishments. That is what Conrad believed: "It is no Justice the servant of men, but accident, hazard, Fortune - the ally of patient Time - that holds an even and scrupulous balance."'