Daniel is a twenty-first century connoisseur with distinctive and often anachronistic tastes—aesthetic, culinary, and even mind-altering. When Daniel sets out to seek answers about his past in long-sealed documents, he makes a startling discovery that leads him on a cross-country quest. In the course of his travels, he becomes preoccupied with Antoinette, an enigmatic archivist who may hold the key to his search. When he discovers she may be involved with his closest friend, Roger, he comes to distrust them both. His quest becomes a dangerous obsession that drives him to the brink of madness.
Romance for Delinquents features mismatched individuals struggling to connect with one another and place themselves in the world. The collection contains more than stories of obsession, as many of the characters seek not only love but also deliverance. The stories contained in this collection explore love in all its forms: from young love which is eager to believe, to tenuous love shared between friends; from brotherly love born in isolation, to love as a social ritual presented for tabloids.