Swearing off the drag of married life during the heady days of the 1960s sexual revolution, David Kepesh left his wife and son, choosing instead to reinvent himeself in the extistential freedom of an "emancipated manhood." In his 60s, Kepesh conducts an ordered life in New York as a prominent professor and television culture critic. A man of undiluted sexual appetites, his minor celebrity delivers him a fresh new crop of nubile coeds every semester. And then he encounters Consuela. The daughter of wealthy Cuban émigrés, she is volumptuous and beautiful--and she becomes Kepesh's obsession.