For five years, Enn Padrik has postponed the investigation into the apparently religiously inspired suicides of his daughter and her friends at a commune near Viljandi, but now he can postpone it no longer. He must travel all over Estonia and even as far as France, interviewing anyone who might remember anything relevant. Some of these people seem to have been waiting for him, others refuse to talk. And little by little, a bigger and quite unexpected picture starts to emerge. From the late 1970s through 2011, The Reconstruction spans the lives of two generations, narrating the changes in the wider world and Estonian society in particular, the transition from a world of right and wrong to a world where most things are neither, but the yearning for absolute truths still won't go away.