In this book, the legendary Ukrainian artist Leonid Voitsekhov, who was born in 1955 in Odesa is describing his conceptual designs and adventure in the struggle for their implementation. Thus his autobiographical story breaks away from the actual concept of “modern art" and becomes a special kind of literary writing, full of grotesque, humor, extraordinary meetings and captivating prophecies. These exciting events are taking part on the background of artistic life in Odesa, Kyiv and Moscow during the recent decades. A parallel visual row on the book pages is conducted of Leonid Voitsekhov`s drawings from his picture series called “The Handshake". It is also possible to say that this narrated story becomes a “handshake" itself – a grotesque monster, who repeatedly outstreches us a hand – broken, bent, but desperately appealing.