St. Martin's, Jun 2004, 13.95, 354 pp.
In Santa Monica, Miles Raymond wonders where he went wrong. Divorced for over a year, his writing efforts are a failure. Still he looks forward to going with his best friend actor Jack Cole to Santa Ynez wine country to celebrate the latter's last week as a free bachelor.
Jack shocks Miles with a week of sexual depravity starting with a bimbo he picks up as soon as they arrive. Miles meets Maya who wants him, but he becomes philosophical ignoring the sexual attraction between them. He ponders why modern day marriages usually end in divorce, thinking of him and Victoria while envying her new spouse. He conjectures whether marriage could survive if society accepted men sleeping around.
This report prepared by Harriet Klausner