Héctor wanders La Frontera looking for the sweetheart of his adolescence.
The sweetheart of Héctor Belascoaràn Shayne's adolescence (the same one who's become a famous Mexican movie star) has disappeared into the magical reality of the U.S./Mexico border. Héctor wanders La Frontera looking for her. He falls in and out of love, he talks with the ghost of Pancho Villa, he asks lonely questions about the dirty business of narcotraficantes, and he listens closely to the story of the whores of Zacatecas. They, like his sweetheart, seem to have disappeared forever.