Between 1978 and 1990, while in the Soviet Union the power was discovered fragile and a certain vision of the world started at sunset, Andrej Cikatilo, husband and family father, convinced communist and worker, mutilava and killed at least fifty-six people. His victims children and boys of both sexes, but also women-had all a common feature: they lived on the margins of society or did not know how to adapt to him. In short, there were symbols of the failure of the communist idea, symptoms of the imminent collapse of real socialism. This book, suspended between novel and biography, tells the story of one of the most ferocious murderers of the twentieth century through visionary, to metaphysical traits reconstruction of the confession that he rendered after arrest. And it's more. Dares to tell the horror and the failure first: Cykatilo, in fact, in this book says "I". And he himself makes us enter his life and his head, to reveal his more secret drives, humiliations and obsessions of him. "The garden of flies" is a lirific and cruel book at the same time: the story of a wrong soul, a meditation on power and defeat and, above all, a merciless descent to the roots of evil.