Sonriente is a deep and lonely man, of unique aspect and extravagant habits. He decides to help his neighbour find her daughter Crisanta, who has disappeared.
Together with Monaco “the monk”, his spiritual guide, and thanks to encounters with characters from the world over – each committed to his personal search –, every stop along Sonriente’s journey soon becomes a trip into the universe and an immersion in its interior to discover the meaning of bliss and pain, of relationships among human beings and the joy of life.
Granada, its patios and scenic streets, become the scenery for a symbolic and surreal adventure where men and things find life and significance so as to be deciphered. Wrapped in a colourful and rich language that moves from poetry to theatrical, magic and spiritual, the reader remains suspended between earth and sky, in an enchanted world.