The “Great Disaster” left much of the population barren almost 25 years ago. Since then, cities have been created to gather the fertile together and protect them so as to ensure the future of humanity.
Lilas lives in Valeria, a city that has gathered together the procreators of the former Europe. While she has an apartment and a job at the hospital and at the ministry of reproduction, her life is nothing like those of other people.
Repression – finely calculated coupling for the purpose of giving birth – and surveillance. That is life in Valéria.
What if the new-found security is not worth the lack of freedom? What if this stranger from the outside is turning her beliefs upside down? Sex, love, betrayal… What if it is all an illusion?