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The Slide

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The Slide by Kyle Beachy
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Jan 27, 2009 | ISBN 9780385341851

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“The theme is American Home, that place that lesser writers sentimentalize and satirize. Kyle Beachy writes with bracing melancholy in a voice that is all his own, and his St. Louis, like Cheever’s Westchester, is populated with isolated, self-aware characters, each of whom is new to us. His hero, Potter Mays, is great company." —Jincy Willett, author of The Writing Class and Winner of the National Book Award

“At once hilarious, strange and uncomfortable…. Beachy’s characters, infinitely fallible, are real and fleshy…. [The hero Potter] is lovable even when he is annoying.” —Publishers Weekly

“A funny and endearing novel about a bumbling guy who makes bad situations worse with the best of intentions….Debut novelist Beachy has a wry wit, a wily sense of the ridiculous, and an athletic gift for description”—Booklist

“Kyle Beachy has a knack for fantastic little nuggets of observation…Like his protagonist, the first-time author is brimming with potential.”—Entertainment Weekly

“An unusually good, and unusual, coming-of-age story.”—Boston Globe

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