Two losers in the game of love are drawn together by need--not of love but of shelter. He has lost a wife, home and job--she and her child have been abandoned. Both have experienced romance, and neither wants any more of that, thank you. Here is their story, opening as they are about to meet, somewhere between East and West in a small community of a type you might be familiar with, perhaps even grew up in. The time is the early nineteen-nineties, but the theme timeless — the eternal war between the sexes, fought with barbed weapons dipped in honey.