The linocut comic book based on a short story by Latvian-born Karlis Skalbe is a story of a student who stays on his own during Christmas time. He therefore starts playing cards. Through the game he recollects memories of his loved ones.
The linocut technique enhances the poetic nature of the story.
Skalbe’s fairytale-like writing has been praised for its lyrical and poetic power and for the understandable universal message.