The Slippage
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The Slippage

By (author) Ben Greenman

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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
  • 23 Apr 2013
  • HARPER PERENNIAL
  • New York
  • English
  • 0061990515
  • 9780061990519
  • 864,616

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"With "The Slippage," Ben Greenman proves what many of us suspected: he's one of our best writers, and he can do anything...It'll be the book of the year."--Darin Strauss, author of "Half a Life" and "Chang & Eng"

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