I am not going to re-hash the story. I will say I enjoyed it. It wasn't exactly as I has thought it might be. More like a memoir. It was a very interesting take on how we might rebuild after a calamity.Not gonna spoil that for you! I am glad I read it. Just remember this was originally published in French, so some of the translation may be a bit off, but I loved how it was written and the language used.