Sun and snow comprises 142 mini stories or ?confetti?, arranged in order of casual appearance: only after reading all of them can we finally discover the plot of a single tale. Set in the area of Parma during the 1960s, the story spans over a period of fourteen years ? from the age of innocence to the realization of death ? through the succession of months and seasons, observing the changes in nature, and remembering the pleasure of living immersed in the passage of time. Beginning and ending in June, we witness a boy becoming an adult, amidst the woods, fields, skies, rivers and changing colors and lights, all emanating new fragrances. Alongside the story?s protagonists, the innocent boy and countryside are an ample chorus of characters narrated in just a few lines; one of these characters, the father, through his death, slowly becomes the true hero.