"He straightened up and shrugged into his battered, beloved leather jacket, thinking, there is a poem in this coat- stretched his arms pleasurably, yawned, scratched the back of his own shaggy neck, and saw the unicorn in his vineyard."
Claudio Bianchi lives on a tiny farm on a hillside in southern Italy. He has little contact with the outside world, besides his postman, Romano, preferring the company of his dog, three cats, a handful of cows and a goat. He is content with his lot and spends his days working on the farm and writing poetry in secret. His life changes with the appearance of a pregnant unicorn, who has apparently come to his farm to give birth. Bianchi struggles to keep La Signora, as he calls her, a secret from the rest of the world, but soon he has people on his doorstep wanting to hunt the unicorns or force him to sell his farm. Only Giovanna, Romano's younger sister is there to help him keep the magical creatures safe.