Better the End opens with Qohelet, the author of Ecclesiastes as he reads from his ancient text, a text long considered dangerous for its pessimistic understanding of human endeavors. Yet the text feels at home in the setting of a modern city as we are confronted by two women whose lives belong to that city. These two sex workers reveal their desire for connection and home as they discuss their day. Beneath all of this is a desire for hope and freedom from the vicissitudes of aimless time in the age of the city.