The Slippage

The Slippage

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The Slippage is a wry, wistful tale of marriage, lust, and disconnection from Ben Greenman, the critically acclaimed author of What He's Poised to Do. William Day must confront some uncomfortable truths about his life and his future when his wife Louisa asks him to build her house. The take-it-or-leave-it demand becomes all the more difficult to swallow when he finds himself grappling with a past recklessness, an ex-girlfirend's son he considers his own, and his own wants for what lies ahead. Sure to appeal to everyone who has ever been in love and had their heart broken, The Slippage shares uncanny truths about intimacy and modern relationships.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 288 pages
  • 134.62 x 203.2 x 27.94mm | 204.12g
  • HARPER PERENNIAL
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 0061990515
  • 9780061990519
  • 1,601,394

Review quote

"Ben Greenman fascinatingly explores marriage malaise and suburban sadness. . . . Greenman brilliantly teases out the ache and tenacity underneath the everyday grind of the Days and the couples they know. . . . Greenman's suburbs are lush with longing, and he captures solitude with an expert's strokes."--Interviewshow more

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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.show more

Rating details

196 ratings
2.9 out of 5 stars
5 8% (15)
4 15% (30)
3 45% (89)
2 23% (45)
1 9% (17)
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