Cissy Norton finds a passel of peckerheads in the fictional east Texas town of Sweetbriar. After 10 years of marriage to Bobby Ray Riggs, Cissy finds love with Randy Wilkerson, best friend LaWanda's kid brother. But Cissy's afraid to leave her drunken, whoring, ornery sumbitch husband. Peckerheads spans 26 years of Cissy's life. Along the way, she finds that sex--even great sex--is no replacement for love. Reuniting with Randy is a problem 'cause he's jealous of Cissy's artistic subject matter--nude men.