The Dream Fish is a story about a little man plunging into the abyss of a destructive passion. Roman, a discreet proofreader, comes to the Estonian resort town of Narva-Jõesuu to give himself up to the work of his life—to finish the Encyclopedia of the Baltic Fish, started by his father. Once, while swimming in the sea, Roman begins to drown and is saved by a beautiful girl called Helena. He has no peace since and forgets about everything else.