Eugène spent his childhood under Romanian socialism, that is, until the family emigrated to the promised land – Switzerland. At first, nothing is comprehensible understandable in this new home of, with language the least of problems. And the new luxuries are initially neither good nor bad, they simply are. For Eugène, good and bad are other things, such as wearing the wrong shoes in the mountains. With gentle melancholy, wonderful humour and childlike wonder, Eugène takes the reader on a great journey. Eventually, a stuttering boy becomes a successful actor.