Originally written in Russian. What are the things experienced by the human soul on the sharpest edge of death or life? Isn’t this nothing but revealing of the personality’s true essence? The story “Shahid” is an attempt to look “beyond” … Breathing is so rapid that it is impossible to breathe in … The heart breaks into pieces of horror. The fate of an ordinary boy viewed through the crushed crooked mirrors of war in the conflict of East and West. The search, the slow clarification of the one’s his true path, the lessons taught by life and love, are in the stories “Lollipops”, “Christmas Jam”, “Chestnuts”, “At the Donskoy Monastery”. “The Weird Man” is the strangest of all stories in this book. The title of it appeared in my dream. Entire epochs of Soviet life are seen through the story of my heroes. The invention, artfully connected with another invention… You would never guess what happened for real truth in it, in this story. I wish you a risky and unpredictable journey to other people’s stories – in my book “Disrupted Breath”.