Discipline, order, accuracy. These three characters define the Finnish society pretty well. But, because this book has no vocation to be documentary, these features are replaced here by coldness, darkness and loneliness. My aim with the book is to give a portrait, from a subjective point of view, of my experience living in the Finnish capital city for ten months. I guess the extreme climate and the feeling of being in an alien and hermetic surround made me look into the more sordid aspects of this town.