DATE PUBLISHED: 2003
DATE READ: September 2010
NOTES: “Spike” Daniel Savage is continually confused about Man/Woman relationships. His marriage of some ten years with Beth has failed and he is in therapy hoping to uncover the elusive secrets of how to love and be loved. He decides that the result of the contradictions in women is B. M. A. – Bewilderment, Misunderstanding, Anger.
Daniels struggles to find happiness through a series of unfortunate meetings and mishaps. Much of the writing is funny and perceptive – but there is always a tinge of sadness…
The scene with the divorce mediator where his wife screws even more money out of him seems to be written from bitter reality!
I didn’t think this was as good as Lott’s Rumours of a Hurricane but I enjoyed it very much.