Summer 1980. In a small town in the Gargano area, three young boys share what will be the last season of their childhood. The long hot afternoons spent on the bench in the main square, the fights with bullies, the secrets and the races along the wild cliffs will soon be a distant memory. Primo tries to come to terms with the emptiness his father left by dying, taking care of his sister Viola. Damiano, as handsome as Paul Newman, is torn between the affection of his parents in perpetual dispute with each other, a beautiful mother and an overly jealous father. Mimmo, shy and reserved, is destined to become a priest, as his family has in fact decided. The three protagonists of the novel will make a blood pact with unpredictable consequences that will start an unstoppable series of events.