Two men--one married, one with a girlfriend--allow themselves to be picked up in a bar by some young ladies. They leave the bar to accompany the ladies home. They follow "the two women out of the ferny and mahoganous bar and into the dark balm of the night."
Best invented word EVER.
I went on about The Position and Meg Wolitzer yesterday, so all I'll say today is this: she is a damned fine writer.