In a small provincial university town, everybody is trying to marry off the young divorcÃ©e who has just been hired. Sexual intrigues underlie the lives of the people portrayed in this allegorical novel incidentally placed on a campus. The chairman is up for review; there is opposition in the department, then open revolt. Will he be reelected? The new assistant professor in an otherwise all-male department is willing to risk everything. Will the administration consider her plight and resolve the situation favorably? Life on campus and in the town comes alive in the summer when an outdoor theatrical performance loosens inhibitions, and people speak and act freely. Superbly crafted, humorously diverting, witty and unusual.