A novel by Pauls Bankovskis ‘18’ tells about two Latvians in two completely different eras, almost a century apart from each other. The one in autumn of 1917 is not yet sure whether it will be worth trying for Latvians to establish their own country. Until November 18, 1918, there is still time, his thoughts can change, as long as he can answer the question ‘Why?’.
The other one is asking the same question, yet he lives in the 21st century. The question that seemed already answered and self-evident in 1918, suddenly is asked again. This is the story of the incredible encounter of the two.
The book was published in the series ‘We. Latvia. XX Century.’ within the framework of the SCCF’s target programme ‘National Identity’.