“There’s nothing going on around here,” everyone in the small town in the middle of Austria says each day. The setting is during the 1950s, when deprivation and hard, physical labor score deep lines in people’s faces and hearts. Sepp is born into this archaic world. Sepp’s skin is conspicously white, his eyes red and infected and he shrieks – a demanding baby. He is supposed to drink fresh blood to make him healthy again. Even before he takes his first step, people start to make fun of him. Naturally behind his family’s backs! How can a child grow up under such circumstances? And what does it mean to be different, even today? Readers will be spellbound when accompanying Sepp on his fateful path as he ominously gets closer to the abyss.