Sixteen-year-old Lynn writes her thirty-seven-year-old English teacher a letter, and together they embark on one of the funniest - and saddest - love affairs in fiction, shrouded in secrecy and guilt. This is the early 1960s, years before gay liberation, when all Lynn knows about ""lezbos"" is that they wear their hair in crew cuts. In her desire to appear ""normal,"" Lynn continues to make homophobic jokes and necks with her boyfriend. This is a witty and poignant novel. Jane DeLynn is the author of the widely acclaimed novels Leash, Real Estate, and Some Do. Her work has appeared in Paris Review, Mademoiselle, Glamour, Harper's Bazaar, New York Times, New York Observer, and Tikkun, and she lived in Saudi Arabia as a correspondent for Mirabella and Rolling Stone during the first Gulf War.