The Slippage: A Novel by Ben GreenmanThe Slippage: A Novel by Ben Greenman

The Slippage: A Novel

byBen Greenman

Paperback | April 23, 2013

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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.

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.
Title:The Slippage: A NovelFormat:PaperbackDimensions:320 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 0.72 inPublished:April 23, 2013Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0061990515

ISBN - 13:9780061990519

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Editorial Reviews

“…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. . .”