The most haunting obsession is the problem of Panic Orfila, a teenage orphan Anglo-Catalan left by her great aunt Angels in Sant Boi, a village in the outskirts of Barcelona. Angels is the only fixed satellite orbiting the demented mind of Panic, around which revolve too many obsessions: Surrealism, Satanism, situationists, Max Stirner, soul music, masturbation and Eleanor, a girl of the institute.
At the age of tweenty, Panic goes to Barcelona. Try studying Romance Philology and meet Rebecca, which is love. But also binds to the ''vorticistas'': a strange group of dandies revolutionary plan has an ominous secret. Panic desperately tries to keep Rebecca as ''vorticistas'' push him into chaos riding between amphetamine and dynamite.