A Greek writer and his bad English, Thomas Aquinas and puns, badly written Python code and the USSR, Wittgenstein and Norwegian huts, supply, demand, and the East End, Tesco Pasta and Zürich. Gogol Bordello and a city that does not remember everything. Going Byzantine in Montpellier, naughty playwriters in Scandinavia, businessmen lost in Amsterdam. The Sicelian problem of reference, the coffee that tasted like a banana. Catalunya mistaken for Spain, heaven and hell mistaken for Southern California. Metternich, the bastard. Α Greek rivalry and the discovery of a Calvinian city, Eric Honecker and capitalism’s weird sense of humour, Mazower’s ghosts and dive bars. All in 19 short stories.