The residents are too caught up in the game of God, so the City of the future is drowning in aggression and violence. Instead of developing the standard of living, all the means and efforts of people are directed to the destruction of their own kind. After playing this game, injections, inhalers, and other technologies are created to get rid of any consequences of the brutal violence that reigned in this city.
In the Сity No. 772, a philosophical movement that denies any responsibility for the consequences is gaining popularity every year. After all, the consequences are the burden of future generations, not contemporaries.
Someone accepts this philosophy as a belief, like the twelve-year-old Mayor of the city, to promote violence as a means of self-expression and getting rid of complexes, and someone tries to escape from this despite the prohibitions, realizing that it is useless and stupid to fight against it.
The plot tells the story of a young couple, Rough and Butterfly. The City No. 772, in which they live, is rotting before their eyes: the government promotes anarchy, and the residents only indulge it. That is why a young couple is going to run away from a place where women are treated like rubber dolls, where children are just one of the valuable currencies, where the only way to earn money is to sell illegal medicines.
An illegal escape costs them too much: separation, murder, and betrayal. A price that not everyone is willing to pay just for the chance to start a new life.
– We did it to make sure that we still don’t take any responsibility for our actions, that there won’t be any consequences… It used to be anarchists who were ready to shoot half the city to find their own dog. Not for the sake of the goal itself, but for the sake of the consequences, for the sake of the fruits that will ripen later. Now it is easier to reap the remaining fruits, depriving future generations of them.
What Inspired You to Write Your Book?
The current situation in my country inspired me to write a utopian novel.
How Did You Come up With Your Characters?
The prototype of one of the main characters was the author himself. Just a prototype. That is why there is such a connection between the author and the main character
– We did it to make sure that we still don't take any responsibility for our actions, that there won't be any consequences… It used to be anarchists who were ready to shoot half the city to find their own dog. Not for the sake of the goal itself, but for the sake of the consequences, for the sake of the fruits that will ripen later. Now it is easier to reap the remaining fruits, depriving future generations of them.
Poliansky is an author known for his straightforward statements in his work. If there is a "different" opinion, it is most likely that he is the author of it. Most of his ideas are not to everyone's liking and are criticized. He was not used to smoothing and softening his words and thoughts. For this, his readers love him and publishers are wary of him.
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