As Harry Wilknott stumbles thru life doubting himself, he encounters a riddle in the form of the man in the red beret. Who is he and why has he latched onto Harry? The answers create more riddles until he discovers an even greater riddle.
As a result of two words uttered by a person unknown to him, Harry Wilknott’s sense of himself is severely diminished during one despairing, comic, ironic situation after another. When things seem to improve, only paradox remains.
‘Red Beret’ is a comic look at the personal disasters of Harry Wilknott’s life. When the personal disasters seem to diminish, only paradoxes* appear.’ *a statement that, despite sound reasoning, leads to a conclusion that seems unacceptable and self-contradictory.