What are boys and men thinking? Thats what the wry, observant, heartbroken and hilarious girls and women in these stories want to know. What are they thinking when they warn women against adventure, gulp ale in moonlit truck wrecks, steal their fingers down their nurses thighs, tell their little girls fairy tales? Why are insane boys the most exquisite, and where have the musical geniuses flown without our love? What is Jerome Hepditch doing in a loincloth, and how will his wives acquire escape vehicles? Winner of the 2007 Metcalf Rooke Award, this collection is about womens hunger and mens minds, and what survives when they collide.