Édouard Pojulebe is a lonely gentleman, though not entirely unhappy, whose surname caused him great trouble during his childhood. Édouard unfortunately was around when he heard an individual collapse in the street. He runs to him and tries to call an ambulance while the man is attempting to say something before he dies. Later, Édouard discovers that the deceased also has a name that continues to haunt him. This novel enters the tunnel of identity with a dynamic mix of humor and thoughtful insight that will delight readers.