The Plot

The paths of two families cross when their fifteen-year-olds decide to marry. A trivial road accident catapults protagonist-narrator Ezio into the heart of this microcosm, in which parents are both wiser and crazier than their children; mothers neurotic and brave; grandmothers inevitably hare-brained; daughters beautiful; and dogs stubborn and in love. In other words, these are two contemporary families that defy all labels and are continuously evolving, in a precarious balance of liveliness, happiness and confusion.