The book opens with the daily routine of a confident fixer satisfied with the state of his floating faeces, flowing finances and flying friends. It then narrates the story of an adroit networker leveraging her position for pecuniary benefits. A smug bureaucrat makes the ascendant dealmaker and descendent aristocrat work in tandem to make the arriviste fall in line.
The narrative is interspersed with commentaries about history, culture, society, politics, economy and contemporary affairs of the noughties. The ambitious enterprise of telling everything possible about interesting times of Kathmandu in a thin volume has made the novel slightly complex and it invites the readers to engage with the book rather than flick through its pages.