About the baffling problems every adult human is at some time forced to face. The characters seem hardly to exist at all in relation to other people, which is surely the reason why Mr. Barry discovered that to invent a plot for them would be to deprive them of the kind of reality he was after. These people are essentially introspective, literally self seeking. And what are they after? Just an answer to the question every thinking human must ask himself and vainly: Where are we going, and why? What is the meaning of past, present and future?