02 is an “existential” sequel to Ivaylo Borisov’s “improper novel”.
The protagonist, born at an inopportune time and place, had made an easy social leap forward in view of post-totalitarian conditions in Bulgaria and now he’s confronted with the tragic impossibility of finding the way to himself as well as finding himself in the world. 02 is a novel about the crisis – of being, of consciousness, of the modern society in the beginning of XXI century. It is painfully focused on the social and mental pathologies. It scrutinizes the cultural simulations and the cruel manipulative strategies for framing the mass conscience, for generating stereotyped modes of behavior which impede every chance for personal development.