THE ENCOUNTER - A NARRATIVE is a madcap romp and an original satire about old fashion family values alive and well in the modern day world and chivalry ain't dead. The author is an artist who is painting pictures with words and nobody writes like this guy. He actually takes you 'There'. He asks you questions of "What is promiscuous?" and you have to answer that in your own mind. The back cover reads; "Our saga involves Celeste (a nursing student) who runs into Erik (an engineering student and captain of the baseball team) and of course they fall in love at once. Ergo she dumps 'Bear' who is the blind-side tackle on the A.S.U. football team. His buddy is the right guard 'Horse' and they are affectionately called the 'bookends'. 'Bear' gets a phone call from Celeste's sorority sister Sydney who has a life-long affliction of hyperovaria. Celeste and Erik spend a summer on his parent's 6,000 acre ranch in northern New Mexico where she sets up a clinic and pratfalls and experiences prevail. Sydney needs a car and the 'bookends' seek help from the boosters that involves a Chevrolet dealer, a mistress, an attorney, 'Margaritaville Harry', ceiling mirrors for bedroom antics, a disappearing two-carat diamond ring, a trip to Playa del Amor, a dominatrix and a waitress. By the way - whatever you do in life - do not ever call Sydney a bitch. Did I forget to mention the dead police officer and that it all culminates in an 'ENCOUNTER' in Tijuana? Would you believe that this started out as a short story?" Do not fail to read this book. It is a 'feel-good' romper. It is satire and ribaldry in the best form of Shel Silverstein and if you liked the 'Fifty Shades' series of books, the you are gonna LOOOVE this book. It is truly a madcap original.