The theme of the novel represents the climax and the eve of the fall of the communist system in Yugoslaviathat is, in its central part of Bosnia and Herzegovinaas a totalitarian ideological pattern and practice that psychologically incarnated the soul and tissue of characters in a provincial Bosnian town. It is set in a time ranging from the late forties to the late eighties of this century. Between the passage of trains alongside his switch house, Salko Pirija plays one childrens game, cowboys and Indians. This is set in the time of the conflict between Tito and Stalin, and therefore, the local authorities accuse him of propagating America with that game, that is, rotting the West and rotting capitalism.
A professor from Sarajevo University, Dr. Senadin Lavic wrote this novel. He and South Slavic literature have their Don Quixote in Salka Pirija, and in Sead Mahmutefendic, they have their own Cervantes. This is confirmed by three novels translated into English and published in Xlibris.