What happens when the masks of courtship are stripped away, when facades and defenses break down?
In the bewildering bustle of New York City, the idea of permanence seems at once appealing and somewhat terrifying. When Amanda and Sam finally decide to get married, we have a sharply delineated look at what’s behind many modern relationships. Emily Listfield focuses on the subtleties of everyday life and the nuances of conversation—showing how much is often left unsaid as people try to get along day to day.
With Slightly Like Strangers, Emily Listfield establishes herself as an important voice in contemporary American fiction.