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    DescriptionBen Greenman is a writer of virtuosic range and uncanny emotional insight. As Darin Strauss has noted, "Like Bruno Schulz, George Saunders, Donald Barthelme, and no one else I can think of, Greenman has the power to be whimsical without resorting to whimsy." The stories in this new collection, What He's Poised to Do, showcase his wide range, yet are united by a shared sense of yearning, a concern with connections missed and lost, and a poignant attention to how we try to preserve and maintain those connections through the written word. From a portrait of an unfaithful man contemplating his own free will to the saga of a young Cuban man's quixotic devotion to a woman he may never have met; and from a nineteenth-century weapons inventor's letter to his young daughter to an aging man's wistful memory of a summer love affair in a law office--each of these stories demonstrates Greenman's maturity as a chronicler of romantic angst both contemporary and timeless, and as an explorer of the ways our yearning for connection informs our selves and our souls.


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    Title
    What He's Poised to Do
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Ben Greenman
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 170
    Width: 140 mm
    Height: 203 mm
    Thickness: 13 mm
    Weight: 23 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780061987403
    ISBN 10: 0061987409
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: GEN
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    BIC E4L: SST
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F1.2
    BIC subject category V2: FYB
    B&T General Subject: 360
    B&T Book Type: FI
    DC22: FIC
    DC21: 813.6
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    LC subject heading:
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 21110
    Ingram Subject Code: FC
    Libri: I-FC
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 01
    DC22: 813/.6
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Approval Code: A26453200
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 81
    LC subject heading: ,
    LC classification: PS3607.R463 W47 2010
    BISAC V2.8: FIC029000
    Edition
    1
    Publisher
    HARPER PERENNIAL
    Imprint name
    HARPER PERENNIAL
    Publication date
    15 June 2010
    Publication City/Country
    New York, NY
    Review quote
    "What a fine and unique writer Ben Greenman is. I love his sentences, his precision. I feel like he's absorbed and digested so much great literature, distilling it all to create his own fantastic universe of stories and ideas."--Jonathan Ames, author of Wake Up, Sir!