Sasha and Jesse are professionally creative, erotically adventurous, and passionately dysfunctional twentysomethings making a life together in Brooklyn. When a pair of older, richer lesbians--prominent news host Jules Todd and her psychotherapist partner, Miranda--invites Sasha and Jesse to their country home for the holidays, they're quick to accept. Even if the trip includes a third couple whose It-queer clout Sasha ridicules yet desperately wants. As the late December afternoons blur together in a haze of debaucherous homecooked feasts and sweaty sauna confessions, so too do the guests' secret and shifting motivations.
How readers react to this novel will largely depend on how they react to Sasha. Both she and her creator clearly understand that she’s a whole situation—radically insecure and spectacularly self-involved, emotionally demanding but never not playing a role, impulsive while never losing sight of her immediate goal.