Seventeen stories by seventeen authors, representing the broad spectrum of what goes wrong between men and women. “Eat more, get fatter! Because if you’re fat, no one will touch you” concludes one protagonist of this book. Another, who doesn’t care about women’s long, arduous path to emancipation, wants to sleep with her boss at all costs. And a third never wears skirts, but only realises why during a trip to China. The women in these stories couldn’t be more different, but one thing unites them: their unconditional will to determine their own lives. In a period when social interaction between women and men is being renegotiated, in these times of great unrest and confusion, literature can provide clarity. Nowhere else is our complicated reality portrayed in all its facets; nowhere else is thinking, feeling and action so simultaneous or are things so equally complicated and ambiguous. And nowhere else can things that are concealed elsewhere be said without reserve.