In this collection of five stories,describes real-life situations. He writes about eating, reading and listening to music. The everyday is a starting point for reflections on the possibility of describing the contemporary world. The book charms the reader through wit and an unpretentious, vivid language. The title of Wiedemann's collection is a phonetic Polish rendering of the title of Gabriel Faure's cycle, Cinq pieces breves.
The book was nominated for the 1999 NIKE Literary Prize.
"Witty, gifted narration" (Rzeczpospolita)