Samuel R. Delany is a celebrated science fiction novelist, critic, and memoirist. He taught at Temple University and UMass Amherst. His novel Dark Reflections won the Stonewall Book Award. In 2002 he was inducted into the Science Fiction Hall of Fame.
In a pre-Giuliani New York where pornographic theaters create communities of dissimilar people, a young blue-collar worker and a homeless ex-con forge a connection through their shared enjoyment of public sex.