In the imaginary village of Corsignano -ra Toscana and Umbria - life proceeds as always. There are people who work, women who betray their men and men who lose a fortune to cards. There is an old woman who remembers the day she was abandoned on the altar, a Roglia lawyer, two beautiful sisters that excel in the art of prostitution and a child who risks death. And there is a small boar community that runs in the surrounding woods. If it were not that one of these wild boars acquired mysteriously faculty that transcend the nature of him. He not only becomes capable of developing thoughts worthy of a human being, but, exactly like us, he also becomes aware of death. Too human to be completely included by its fellows and too much beast to not be feared by humans: "The wildwood boar killed Valance" suddenly finds himself in a land of anyone who threw him into solitude but on the other side It gives him the ability to access the secrets of Corsignano, reading in the heart of his inhabitants.