Following publication of DeWeese's critically-acclaimed debut novel, "You Don't Love This Man," comes this collection of eight stories. DeWeese's characters—fathers and their children, architects and their critics, writers and their fantasies—search for meaning and identity amid the chaos of contemporary life, in which personal and professional failure never seem more than one wrong decision away. In prose that can be subtly humorous or uncompromisingly direct, DeWeese reveals the lives of men under tension, in conflict with society and with themselves. The result is a compelling set of stories about men, women, art, and struggle.