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What He's Poised to Do: Stories Paperback – Deckle Edge, June 15, 2010
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“What a fine and unique writer Ben Greenman is. I love his sentences, his precision. I feel like he’s absorbed and digested so much great literature, distilling it all to create his own fantastic universe of stories and ideas.” (Jonathan Ames, author of Wake Up, Sir!)
“This book is like a strobe light—in short, sharp bursts, Ben Greenman renders the world we know into something startling, hypnotizing, and downright trippy.” (Daniel Handler)
“Romantic and compulsively readable, What He’s Poised to Do will appeal to anyone who’s ever been in love, had a broken heart, or been misunderstood.” (Amy Sohn, author of Prospect Park West)
“Ben Greenman’s What He’s Poised to Do is a terrific collection—a set of elegant, inventive dispatches that knock around space and time, and the wrenching gaps between people, to chart a world of previously unnamed moments and emotions.” (Jess Walter, author of The Financial Lives of the Poets)
“Ben Greenman’s prose is characterized by an effortless musicality. This collection finds him in peak form, simultaneously heartbreaking and hilarious. But it’s the beauty of his language that gets me.” (Rhett Miller, lead singer, The Old 97s)
“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.” (Simon Van Booy, author of the Frank O’Connor Short Story Award-winning Love Begins in Winter)
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I liked several of these stories so much I was sorry that they were short. Will definitely look for more works by this author.Published on May 19, 2013 by Dee G
Anyone who doesn't own a copy of this book is half the person they are meant to be. Seriously, I'm a longtime fan of Mr. Greenman's prose. Read morePublished on July 1, 2010 by Mayer M.