Enter the world of perfect, passionless yuppies: Roger and Victoria see the newest movies, keep their diaries on personal computers, dine at the trendiest restaurants. Into their perfection roars Roger's brother. A leftover from the sixties, he is everything they despise - unpredictable, sloppy, emotional. "How Old Was Lolita?" shows what happens when the real thing intrudes on trivial pursuits. This group of contemporary characters insist - in spite of an adulterous affair, a sex change operation and a suicide - on putting their image before reality. Alan Saperstein's first novel, "Mom Kills Kids and Self" won the Hemingway Prize for best First Fiction.