The Slippage

The Slippage

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William and Louisa Day are a suburban husband and wife, with no children, confronting the question of what their relationship means to them and if and how it will survive. One day, after weeks of bizarre behavior--disappearing in the middle of parties, hoarding mail--Louisa approaches William with a stark request: "I want you to build us a house." Caught off guard, William is suddenly forced to reckon with his own hopes and desires, his growing discomfort at home and work, and, in the end, his wife's fight-or-flight ultimatum. The result is an emotionally powerful novel, marked by Ben Greenman's trademark blend of yearning and mordant wit.

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  • Paperback | 288 pages
  • 134.62 x 203.2 x 27.94mm | 204.12g
  • New YorkUnited States
  • English
  • 0061990515
  • 9780061990519
  • 1,081,842

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"Soccer moms and backyard barbecuers beware: Sleepy suburbia is about to get a wake-up call in "The Slippage," a new novel from Ben Greenman. . . . His sharp insights into suburban claustrophobia and impotent rage are highlighted by striking images and well-tooled prose."--"Kansas City Star"

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