The main character in Be Quiet is a teacher with a wife and three kids whom he loves. One night he wakes up with the sudden sensation that the walls and floor of his bedroom have vanished. Half a lifetime has passed, and the emptiness he felt when he was 14 has returned, along with a yearning for the divine. After being fired for telling his students to shut up, he decides that he has to leave everything behind to look for God, and he moves into a small caravan in the forest. He aims to live the rest of his life in contemplative silence and gradually let the world he knew disappear.
Be Quiet is a strange, riveting novel about daring to risk everything to follow your intuition into the unknown.