Beskrivelse: 'Loners' is a collection of short stories about single men struggling to find their place in a world where the social compact between men and women is destroyed and purpose is difficult to find. These are men displaced by events and the times. They are men who fit no metro sexual template and are not caricature men of action. They are men who have to go it alone, find their own path, and accept the world that makes nothing easy for them. Many of the stories feature a recurring character named Nick. Nick is modeled loosely on the Hemingway character of Nick Adams, and the stories are written in a similar style as homage to the master short story teller. These stories chronicle Nick's path through adolescence, first sexual experiences, early adulthood and finally through marriage, kids and divorce. From his childhood in the early sixties to his adulthood in a workplace increasingly dominated by women, Nick's path is shown in glimpses that advance the reader through the major phases of his life.