From Henning Mankell’s preface: This is a play about some people who called themselves “normal”. It means that some of them asked what the meaning of life is, while others never even validated the question. But all are tangent to our lives. This is a story about some Swedish people, from a Saturday afternoon in August 1936, to a day in October in the 1980s. You can say that this is a story between two rains, two cloudbanks on a 40-year distance.