Nowadays, New York, Brighton Beach. He is Wulf Moikhelevich Goldiner, an elderly Russian-speaking emigrant, a widower, in his late seventies. She is Mrs. Jane Watson, a beautiful successful American, divorced, a little over thirty.
They were united by a traffic accident: Mrs. Watson, while driving her own car, hit Mr Goldiner, as a result of which he received moderate injuries. And although Goldiner himself was the culprit of the incident (he had the urge to cross the street at a red light), the court sentenced Mrs. Watson to 80 hours of correctional work in favor of the victim.
And now, for 10 weeks, every Wednesday and Saturday she is obliged to come to the victim, spend four hours in his company and do housework (cleaning, washing, cooking). Well and, inevitably, communicate with him.
In the process of this communication, many interesting things are clarified.
For example, the fact that Wulf Moikhelevich Goldiner was once Vladimir Mikhailovich Semenov, lived in Odessa on Franz Mering Street and worked as an engineer at Yanvarka, the plant named after the January Uprising.
And Mrs. Watson didn’t always bear the name of her ex-husband ...