The Slippage

The Slippage

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By (author) Ben Greenman

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  • Publisher: HARPER PERENNIAL
  • Format: Paperback | 288 pages
  • Dimensions: 135mm x 203mm x 28mm | 204g
  • Publication date: 23 April 2013
  • Publication City/Country: New York
  • ISBN 10: 0061990515
  • ISBN 13: 9780061990519
  • Sales rank: 1,504,624

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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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."..wry... In fluid and commanding prose, Greenman depicts this disconnected couple caught in the undertow of their unfulfilled early 40s. ... the success of "The Slippage" lies in [a] hazy, in-between state of being. . ."--"New York Times Book Review"