'To an Australian writer visiting Heidelberg, the brilliant young philosophy student Wolfi is a compelling character. From the start, the details of Wolfi's life are curious - from his inquisitorial father and passionate mother to the grandmother who pays for his sexual initiation with a prostitute and to his connections with the outlandish rogue Karl.
'As we are lured by Wolfi's obsession into the mysterious and erotic maze of this novel, we find nothing is as it appears.
'What in fact is fact and what in fiction is fiction?' (Publication summary)