A story of a small community in the days of genuine hardship when one man is affected enough by what he sees to try and make a change.
There was an emphasis on routine, on things being kept like they always had been. With that comes the outdated religious views that should never apply to a modern and caring society.
This book achieves great depth through simplicity, no mean feat. Hopefully it can act as a stimulus to most readers and get them to examine their own lives and ensure they aren't stuck on return and repeat.
Besides all that heavy stuff, it is an enchanting insight into a small community in a time before image and self obsession became so dominant.