At three in the morning, to the sound of slow music on the piano, in the darkest corner of the best bar in the city, two lovers fall into each others arms... one is older and wiser: one is just nineteen. Then follow the rites and ceremonies of a love affair and a happy marriage. From the kisses of courtship to the reading of the banns; from the wedding to the lovemaking to the moment when the first child is cradled in the loving parents' arms, everything in this story is in its proper place. Except that this marriage is a marriage between two men. Ready to Catch Him Should He Fall recasts earlier twentieth century fiction into a decisively contemporary account of how men in love might imagine their lives.