The tip of Adolfo's ears started to burn as his brother stared at him. "I'm screwed", Pietro repeated, ignoring his wife's trembling lips, "and now I'll explain why".
Tuscany, 1911. Adolfo, the madman, the Casanova, is the youngest son of a noble family that follows the rules and loves good food. And it’s with the delicious food made by Finimola, the family’s cook, and her corpulent charms that the Martigli family’s story begins. From the war in Libya to loves, marriages and small, everyday acts of madness, family history unfolds before our eyes against the backdrop of a fiery, lively, colourful land, just like the characters which inhabit it. Adolfo, whose name means noble wolf, leads the dance, more as the black sheep than leader of the pack, dragging everyone into a tragicomic vortex which even manages to involve his descendants, like the book’s author, who secretly bears the same name.