In The Slide, after graduating from a pricey liberal arts college in Los Angeles, St. Louis native Potter Mays returns home to his pathologically doting parents, finds an appropriately mind-numbing summer job, and burns through countless philosophy-and weed-fueled hours at his best friend’s pool house — waiting, essentially, for his life to begin. Kyle Beachy has a knack for fantastic little nuggets ?of observation, but his characters — squat-necked dealers, Lolita-esque teens, ?alcoholic trophy wives — all speak in odd, hyperstylized paragraphs that too often suspend belief. Like his protagonist, ?the first-time author is brimming with potential; the next book out, he just may realize it. B
The SlideIn The Slide, after graduating from a pricey liberal arts college in Los Angeles, St. Louis native Potter Mays returns home to his...The SlideFictionKyle BeachyIn The Slide, after graduating from a pricey liberal arts college in Los Angeles, St. Louis native Potter Mays returns home to his...2009-01-28Dial Press
Genre: Fiction; Author: Kyle Beachy; Publisher: Dial Press
Posted January 28 2009 — 12:00 AM EST
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