Romance for Delinquents features mismatched individuals struggling to connect with one another and place themselves in the world. Its stories feature characters such as a juvenile tattoo apprentice who is infatuated with a wild neighbor girl, a lottery commission worker who is obsessed with both theoretical physics and a high school radio station's DJ, and a cable installer who finds petty theft the best cure for an ailing marriage. The collection contains more than stories of obsession, as many of the characters seek not only love but also deliverance. A fertility clinic worker reaches out to strangers to cure her own infertility and loss of hope, a children's composer struggles to overcome the tragedy of his first love, and an amusement park worker takes the final step to reach his soulmate and overcome his fear of heights. The stories contained in this collection explore love in all its forms: from young love which is eager to believe, to tenuous love shared between friends; from brotherly love born in isolation, to love as a social ritual presented for tabloids.