There are dreams capable of getting naked. They are crazy splinters that reveals a reality to which it is impossible to escape. He understands him as soon as he opens his eyes, the Master Nani Sapienza: the child who visited him in sleep did not appear by chance. He walked into the fog with a papera gait, like Martina of him. She then turned to show her face and is vanished, a red coat swallowed up from a whirlwear vortex. But she wasn't, she is certain, her daughter of her, brought away years earlier by a cruel disease and today wound still alive on her father's skin. And when that morning the radio announces the disappearance of little lucia, exit at home with a red coat and never returned, dwarfs convinces that he has seen in a dream. The coincidences do not exist, and in a moment they are tested, clue. And so dwarfs infects the entire town of S., building its province, with the obsession with him for Lucia. And first his students, a fourth grade never satiated of the marvelous stories of the teacher: he is with the seduction of stories, the engine of teaching him, who turns the fantasy of the boys and leads them to reason as and better than the great. Because dwarfs knows how to be a master and father together, and Lucia's search soon becomes a search for them, which will force him to redraw the boundaries of a past unable to let himself be forgotten. With this powerful novel, illuminated for the first time by intense male voice, Dacia Maraini guides us to the heart of a denied paternity, discovering the chiaroscuri of a feeling that has never stopped being a wild and unexplored land.