Some of the stories in this collection are fables; most are anchored by adult fancies and foibles. The settings include travel and exploration, the world of art and the home. A few of the stories concern adoption, a subject little explored in short fiction.
This book is about the fathers of children who were raised in other, adoptive families. Frequently, in writings about the separation of parent and child, the emphasis is on the mother and her son or daughter. The father is an absent, or at best a peripheral