At its core, this is a story of love triumphing over the confusing rigidities of a world always at war with itself. The men and women must conquer their own uncertainties and the resistance of everyone around them to discover and, eventually, to live their various sexual lives: straight, gay, lesbian, and most importantly, bisexual. In the absence of guidance or role models, we see a bisexual family composed, and we cannot resist the certainty that it is a stable family, a happy one, and one in which the light of love will not be extinguished. This is Bill Lee's best writing yet, and very likely his most important. It is not pornography, although the sexual situations are stimulating. Rather, it is a historical romance with erotic chapters - a complete success.