In this collection of stories, critically acclaimed writer Cris Mazza shines a kleig light on the dark underside of relationships in a disturbing look at the ambiguous nature of our own desires. From women who foster their own abusive relationships, to failed suicide attempts, to furtive -- and horribly violent -- encounters in steamy basements, Mazza's stories cut to the heart of doomed human relationships, landing squarely in the murky territory between desire and despair, between freedom and loss of control.
"Hardly romantic, but often amusing, Mazza is one cold comedian." —Kirkus Reviews
"Riveting stories, full of exquisite details and unique perceptions of very real human situations. Impossible to put down!!." —Deborah McKay, author of Eve's Longing
"Literary sitcoms from hell...Ms. Mazza is a subversive, anarchistic writer and hardly forgettable." —The Wall Street Journal