The Long Slide - ECW Press

The Long Slide

Grainger, James

  • These stories are portraits of men adrift — in their own fantasies, failures, and confusing successes. In the title story, a man’s desire to bring an honourable end to a love affair is severely tested by the internal and external obstacles presented by a long summer afternoon. “My God, Richard Is Beautiful” follows the drifting, post-coital reflections of a young man who has just slept with his close friend’s girlfriend, while “House Cleaning” enacts a comic psychodrama of love, anti-depressants, and class warfare.
  • The Long Slide is James Grainger’s first book. He is the review editor of Quill & Quire, and has also written for the Toronto Star and Canadian Hockey Magazine. He has been a books commentator on CBC Radio One, CBC Newsworld, and Book Television, and participated in the Harbourfront reading series as an interviewer and author. His memoir “The Last Hippie”appeared in the anthology, AWOL: Tales for Travel-Inspired Minds (Random House). He was born and lives in Toronto.

  • Published: October 2004

    ISBN: 9781550226775

    Dimensions: 6 x 9 in.

    Pages: 140