Antonino, a young Italian who arrived in Chile in 1878 after leaving the Argentine army in the middle of the “Conquest of the Desert”, manages to make a name for himself in Santiago’s society thanks to his ability as a merchant. But the cost of his success is higher than expected. Aversion, abandonment and death intertwine his destiny with that of two other women: Maria Ester, a seamstress who seeks a way to subsist in the city, and Graciela, a ruined young woman who survives by managing a guesthouse.
Almost a century later, through the memories and testimonies stitched together by one of Antonino's descendants, Capello rescues the voice of the silenced masses, those who do not appear in books or the press, whose hidden struggles, joys and tragedies went unnoticed in the construction of Chilean history.
Lilian tells a story of love and survival. She builds on these silenced voices the search for hope and the so awaited success. That success that involved life hardships and meant leaving and establishing your life in other people's lands.