Calvino describe Adelma as city of dead’s he founds everyone who resembles are dead. He finds an old man during wholesale fish market who was loading sea urchins resembles the same man when the writer was small. Then comes a vegetable vendor who weighs a cabbage on scales, one girl was identical with one in his village who had gone mad for love and killed herself she was his grandmother.
He was lost or absorbed in that Kaleidoscope of wrinkles, eyes and pain. Then he realise that he arrived in a city where he is also dead and he thought that the further side of his life is not happy.