Jamie is in Costa Rica on spring break. He has his books and writing notebook, but is otherwise alone in this tropical paradise. At dinner he meets two very attentive waiters – Rudiger and Luis – and the interest is mutual. They convince Jamie to accompany them to “la playita” — the “little beach” – a popular and fun place where no one wears anything. It is on la playita that Rudiger and Luis bring Jamie’s private fantasies to life.
Rough Cut is a collection of seventeen short stories all written by Vincent Diamond, and edited by the author and Richard Labonté, of which, fifteen are connected and tell the continuing story of recurring characters.