The Adventurous is a tale of two scribblers who dare to scale the heights of each other, of words, of genres, and of the institutions that make up such things as marriage and Others and words and genres. Our intrepid transmogrifiers encounter forces that lift and separate prose and poetry, she and he, molehill and mountain. Climbing, they get their words together--but the words veer off the trail. Order deters; cairns push; switchbacks pull. And if that's not enough impediment, they go to a conference, he gets fired, and she interviews at MLA. So our transceivers are not...civil. The Adventurous stakes a claim to romantic levitation--but it is not a love story. It is summit without descent, at play in the fields of talus, straddling the crevasse. It is a tongue lashing high-altitude scree.