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The Slide: A Novel
The Slide: A Novel by Kyle Beachy 0385341857 9780385341851
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The Slide: A Novel by Kyle Beachy

At once an offbeat love story, a moving portrait of a family in crisis, and a darkly funny American comedy, Kyle Beachys arresting debut novelwritten in prose that is swift, stunning, and sweetheralds the arrival of a remarkable new voice in fiction. Potter Mays retreats immediately after college graduation to the safe house of his childhood home. Like clockwork each morning, his mother makes him eggs, lovingly fried into hollowed-out pieces of toast. His father, in the midst of a campaign to revitalize downtown St. Louis, promises to poke around for gainful employment for his son. Potters best friend, Stuartan Independent Thought Contractor working out of his parents lavish pool houseis willing to serve as a kind of life coach, provided, of course, that Potter pays for his services all summer. However... Altogether elsewhere, Potters (former? future?) girlfriend, Audrey, is backpacking around Europe with her beautiful bisexual traveling companion, Carmel. Potter was not invited, and getting a good nights sleep has recently become an issue for him. As enigmatic packages arrive from Audrey, the refuge of life at home soon proves illusory. Potters parents are oddly never in the same room together, the neighbor girl is looking quite adult, and Stuarts much-needed counseling service is subcontracted to a third-party denizen of the pool house with an agenda all his own. And just what are those noises coming from the attic? Kyle Beachy has woven a uniquely affecting story of the long and hard, then quick and hard, struggle to grow up.

Author: Kyle Beachy

Language: English

Binding: Paperback

Pages: 287

Publisher: Dial Press Trade Paperback

Publication Date: 2009-01-27

Our Price: $4.09

ISBN: 0385341857

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