Men may be chicken . . . but we need the eggs.
The main characters in this novel are both smart, attractive, urban women with big jobs - one in fashion, the other as a lawyer. They have watched their contemporaries trudge the path of marriage and children on the way to suburbia, and their relief at avoiding that fate can be heard all over Manhattan.
Then one day they both hear the same, terrible noise, and it's getting louder and louder.
Tick-tock goes the biological clock . . .