Charming Arye Weismann has to make a choice: On the one hand is a mature and impressive woman, the widow of a great musician. On the other, a beautiful young Orthodox Jewish woman who is also a single parent. And that is not the only ambivalence Arye has in his life. In fact, it seems that ambivalence is part of who he is.
Although Arye is very self-conscious― excessively, at times―he often does not realize what is expected of him and sometimes these expectations are funny, even ridiculous. In the enchanting figure of the frenetic, graceful Arye, there is also a trace of the child watching the world in amazement and discovering it slowly.
Through the choices he has to make, and through his childhood memories, his complex psychological self is revealed. And through this, the novel also examines the seam between the secular and the religious worlds.