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Between rants due to an increasing 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 youth in Borneo discovered a love affair between their parents, they offended and angry, they decide to leave and get to Italy. Here they find a very closed society with a consequent great difficulty in entering and get to know people. However, they can find a permanent job, but for them is quickly revealed as a real torture. They are also able to find a partner, but with the help of a dating agency. Here begin the visits to some of the most important places and monuments of Sicily, but even of Rome Florence, Pisa and Venice, where Anna spends her honeymoon. This is illustrated by many pictures and detailed historical reconstructions. When for the two friends finally everything seemed to go for the best, something happens ... But this romance, in the narrator triggers the uncontrollable desire to escape from the monotonous and meaningless life he leads; decides to take a vacation that will soon prove a series of tragicomic adventures. He returned to work in bad conditions, becomes the object of the usual jokes from colleagues and reproaches from his boss. It is the final blow that triggers in his darkened mind the uncontrollable desire to give up everything and everyone; with a boat he faces the open sea in search of the freedom in his squalid life has never been able to taste; finds love with a mermaid and live an extraordinary adventure into the depths. But it was all a dream, and bad luck is still there ... This novel, partly autobiographical, is dedicated to women simple and humble men, but strong.