A beauty who finds ecstasy with a homely man, a couple that reveal secrets while making love, a young girl who tells herself arousing stories in bed, a scientist who discovers the perfect aphrodisiac, a wife who is nostalgic for an orgy she hated years before in Rome - the subjects in this collection are engaging and erotic. "Boss Lady" plays with the feminist idea of a woman in control. "Green Silk Panties" extols the virtues of a younger man. "Yearning at Yaddo" shows the sly link between frustreation and creation. Some of the stories use innovative forms; many of them end with stinging surprises. Each displays a sensibility at once reflective and passionate. These are daring and sensual stories from a superb prose stylist.