When Liborio Uribe found out that he was going to die, he wanted to see a painting by Aurelio Arteta one last time. He spent his entire life on the high seas and, like his son José, living unforgettable adventures that would later fade into obscurity. Years later, faced with the same painting, his grandson Kirmen, a writer and poet, uses these family stories to write a novel. Bilbao-New York-Bilbao takes place during a flight, telling the tale of three generations of the same family. Through letters, diaries, emails, poems and dictionaries, it creates a mosaic of memories and stories that combine to form a homage to a world that has almost disappeared as well as a hymn to the continuity of life.