cover image The Men's Room

The Men's Room

Ann Oakley. Ivy Books, $4.95 (0pp) ISBN 978-0-8041-0647-4

``Funny and poignant, this post-feminist send-up concerns two professors, sporadically involved in a love affair during the years between 1978 and 2000,'' wrote PW. ``Always Oakley's literate characters, her knowledge of psycho-sociologic methods and her straightforward prose make entertaining an essentially pessimistic novel in which men are incapable of sustaining intimacy with women.'' (Sept.)