Includes six short stories:
Meeting With the Tribe: An American volunteers for the Spanish Civil War, albeit on the Nationalist side.
The Humanitarian: A naive young woman doing aid work in East Africa meets a cocky American expat.
Sketchbook: Special Activities Division: The first sketch that became the novel Phoenix Operator
Beach Signals: A French Foreign Legion veteran returns to the United States to find his best friend changed for the worse.
In the Big City: Successful novelist Nick Wolfe finds himself against the zeitgeist of the 1960s, and in hot water with a girlfriend he can’t get rid of and a potentially career-ending interview with The New Yorker.
Showing and Telling: Nick Wolfe contends with teaching writing and the politics of academia.