To the outskirts of Khouribga, a city next to a mine of phosphate, the trains full of mineral toxic they travel night and day between the mines and the great factory, a moloch that dominates, it feeds and slowly he kills the city and its habitants. Abdou is 16yo teen-ager, serene and integrated. He doesn’t know to read and to write but it has a friend that helps him. Mbarka, his adoptive mother, is the healer of the discrict. She knows everything about magic and ancient pharmacological traditions and she is feared and respected by everybody. One day Ch’aayba, a 30yo young cynic, itinerant fishmonger, gambler and thief, contact Mbarka to recover him from the eczema that torments him. The destiny will tie forever the fates of the charchters.