A chance meeting on a San Francisco streetcar... What's a curious pre-teen from the burbs going to make of the strange sensations it produces? Mark's streetcar of desire takes him - and the reader - on a joyful flight around the globe, meeting new friends and work opportunities, new flatmates, new horizons... and new lovers. From special girlfriends like Mei Lin to sultry Greek boys, Mark's social net glitters as he casts it. Cultural diversity, exotic food and timeless landscapes are handled skillfully as shifting sexual mores and gay lifestyles, in an autobiography that's fun, totally free of tedious introspection, yet warmly revealing. Enjoy it, and share Mark's zest for life and 'getting there' - as Cavafis recommended: 'When you set out for Ithaka hope your road is a long one, full of adventure, full of discovery...'