Losers. Short stories.
If you've ever wondered why literature is full of superheroes and there's no such thing as the Jones, then reading these stories is for you. But stories of the losers in this book aren't so typical. Here you'll find a door to door seller, a forester, but also a medieval chronicler and an alien, expelled from his planet for a bad football game. The Emperor of the planet chooses the country with the worst football team, in the opinion of the inhabitants. In this way, the alien comes to Poland to fight with local poachers. However, this is not strictly science-fiction literature. You will find in the book some absurd prose and numerous fiction stories. From the last one you will learn how not to make a career, on the example of a clerk. You will also learn, that even accidental killing own boss is still a big NO if you want to make a career.
Set in Poland, the action of stories illustrate lots of absurd situations, which have to face our losers. Some of the stories show also lifes of Polish emigrants. Dealing with post-communism reality is not that easy. Especially if some of the characters deal aditionally with depression.