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Clive is happy in his marriage, self-contained and content, when he finds himself enmeshed in a web of corruption. He comes to know the uglier aspects of the modern world and the dark side of human nature more personally than before. The life he knows and loves slowly unravels before his eyes, as forces outside his control potent enough to poke into and completely burst his bubble start imposing themselves on his little world. His defence against the incoming barrage is not enough to deflect distressing interference from the outside. While these, individually, are relatively small, when combined and continuous, they make a powerful, crushing, tectonically life-changing impact on Clive and Mary. Can you create, protect and maintain your own precious circle deep in the ocean of modern society awash with rapidly growing selfishness, empty hedonism, fading moral values, cultural dumbing down, corruption and political machination? How high is the price you must be ready to pay, when fighting to be left alone? Do you get help from the state and your community, or do they ignore you, push you away? Is love – for woman or man, family, friends – the only help you can expect? Clive’s fate highlights the absolute need of most people for personal freedom, and their major difficulties in achieving it when they differ from others, even when they stand up for their right to live as they wish.