Father Vjeko is a parish priest in one of the wild Split suburbs. Most of his flock are running wild, and he celebrates the Mass in the canteen of an ex-sanitary factory. The Diocese plans to build a new church and the parish centre. However, in the location planned for the church there is a house whose residents have to be evicted, a mother and a daughter. The mother Anica is a member of an oriental sect, and Vedrana, the daughter, is a practical and determined grammar-school pupil.
Father Vjeko offers them to move into a new and modern flat in a block. However, Anica refuses, for which she has her own reasons.
Kuća njene majke is a book about the Church as an institution, about humility and redemption.
Pavičić is generally a poor writer and this novel may be described as feeble.