Genoa, Italy, 1910. In a society of divided classes and ancient power struggles, the Berillis are wealthy, powerful, and respected--until the day their darkest secrets begin to surface. Once the police intervene and the gossip grapevine is in motion, the Berillis' demise is unavoidable. But love lives on, and there's a mandolin player in town who is not giving up on the girl of his dreams. Never underestimate the power of music.

A brilliant portrait of the Italian upper class at the turn of the 20th century and a heartfelt denunciation of the abuse and repression of women.