A first in feminine fiction which is an intelligently, intensely developed love story sharpened by a certain sophistication. This is the story of Judy Forrester, whose candor and responsiveness attract Nicky Hoffmann, a writer, and in social terms- an alien- whose bitterness is occasionally even truculent. They marry, isolate themselves for a time in the present which excludes Nicky's past, until meeting Mark Sauter, Nicky's former publisher, Nicky and Judy are forced back into his former coterie of New York intellectuals. Cultivating Judy deliberately, Mark eventually estranges Nicky and Judy, as Nicky refuses to admit the strength of his former relationship with Mark, Mark's patronage which had extended to complete absorption. It is only after Nicky and Judy separate that Nicky is able to repudiate Mark's influence, is free to take up his relationship with Judy... For feminine tastes, which are also fastidious, this offers delicacy and discernment.