An exhilarating, life-enticing novel of lust, envy, pleasure --- and reality. Into the lives of 4 married female friends returns Mr. Leslie Beck --- Leslie of the magnificent cock, Leslie the Life Force. Now a widower, his is still endowed, after 20 years, with his celebrated vigor, and his presence stirs old desires and old rivalries as Nora, Marion, Rosalie, and Susan remember (and relive) all their secrets, passions, and infidelities. ... irresistible pleasures of sex and the havoc we cause when we occasionally succumb to them. A story of the moments when the sexes are not at war.