The Slippage: A Novel

Paperback | April 23, 2013

byBen Greenman

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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.

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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 dif...

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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...

Ben Greenman is an editor atThe New Yorker. He is the author of the story collectionsWhat He's Poised to Do;Superbad; andA Circle Is a Balloon and Compass Both: Stories About Human Love, and the novelsSuperworseandPlease Step Back. He lives in Brooklyn with his wife and two children.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:320 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 0.72 inPublished:April 23, 2013Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0061990515

ISBN - 13:9780061990519

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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. . .”