Among rantings due to a growing daily stress a narrator tells the story of Anna and Lucia, two girls of Italian origin, who after spending a childhood and a peaceful and happy childhood in Borneo discovered a love affair between their parents, so disgusted, they decide to leave and reach Italy. Here find a very closed society, resulting in great difficulty in entering and get to know people. However, they manage to find a permanent job, but it soon proves a real torture.
They are also able to find a partner, but with the help of a marriage agency. Here begin the visits to some of the most important places and monuments of Sicily, but also of Rome, Florence, Pisa and Venice, where Anna spends her honeymoon. This is illustrated by several images and accurate historical reconstructions. When for the two friends finally everything seemed to go for the best, something happens ...
In this first part, which can be defined a fable with a final suspense, however, are treated different topics of scientific, philosophical, architectural and cultural heritage. But this romance stimulates the narrator in an uncontrollable desire to escape from the monotonous and meaningless life he leads, then decides to take a vacation that will soon prove a series of tragicomic adventures. Upon returning he battered at work, becomes the object of the usual jokes from colleagues and reproaches from his boss.
This is the straw that breaks the camel in his clouded mind, and causes an irresistible urge to drop everything and everyone. With a small boat so he faces the open sea in search of the freedom that in his squalid life has never been able to. He finds the love of a mermaid and live an extraordinary adventure into the depths. But the misfortune is always lurking ... This book is dedicated to women simple, but clever, and to men humble, not arrogant, but strong and self-confident.