What He's Poised to Do: Stories

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Harper Collins, Jun 15, 2010 - Fiction - 208 pages
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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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User Review  - railarson - LibraryThing

Ben Greenman’s wistful collection of short stories, What He’s Poised to Do, begins at a remove. For a book that both posits and ponders the importance of interpersonal communication, Greenman chooses ... Read full review

WHAT HE'S POISED TO DO: Stories

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More stories from the New Yorker editor and indie-lit notable. The title story follows a business traveler in the process of abandoning his wife and child, and it's written in a distinctly alienating ... Read full review

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Contents

A bunch of blips Paris 1999
111
To Kill the Pink Harlem 1964
123
What We believe but Cannot Praise Miami 2010
135
Her Hand Atlanta 2015
167
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Ben Greenman is an editor at The New Yorker. He is the author of the story collections What He's Poised to Do; Superbad; and A Circle Is a Balloon and Compass Both: Stories About Human Love, and the novels Superworse and Please Step Back. He lives in Brooklyn with his wife and two children.

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