What He's Poised To Do: Stories

Paperback | June 15, 2010

byBen Greenman

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“Ben Greenman seems incapable of writing anything dry or familiar or expected. He is one of the most versatile, consistently surprising writers at work today.” —Dave Eggers

A diverse and moving collection of witty, fabular, haunting stories about love, infidelity, and the vanishing art of letter writing—from the acclaimed novelist and New Yorker editor Ben Greenman. Fans of the works of Keith Gessen, Ben Kunkel, Nathaniel Rich, and John Wray will find much to love in the beautiful, poignant stories of What He’s Poised to Do.

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“Ben Greenman seems incapable of writing anything dry or familiar or expected. He is one of the most versatile, consistently surprising writers at work today.” —Dave Eggers A diverse and moving collection of witty, fabular, haunting stories about love, infidelity, and the vanishing art of letter writing—from the acclaimed novelist and ...

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Ben 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 ...

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:208 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 0.47 inPublished:June 15, 2010Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0061987409

ISBN - 13:9780061987403

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“Ben Greenman’s masterwork of stories inspired by letters offers fresh insight into the mysteries of intimacy. A seriously brilliant and lyrical piece of modern fiction, with characters so alive and sincere and full of longing, they may climb out of the book and follow you home.”