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Kyle Beachy

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"With The Slide Kyle Beachy turns the coming-of-age story on its ear. But The Slide is about a lot more than a young man's increasingly frantic efforts to figure himself out. There's the decay of both the American city and the American nuclear family, the painful inevitability of friends and lovers growing apart, and the ongoing difficulty of denying one's base appetites. Plus baseball. Lots of baseball. What's most impressive, though, is that Beachy has emerged in his debut as a fully-formed stylist. His writing is propulsive, unique without being forced, and eminently readable."
-- Ron Currie Jr., author of Everything Matters! and God is Dead.


Kyle Beachy lives in Chicago. The Slide is his first novel.


Average rating: 3.57 · 408 ratings · 76 reviews · 2 distinct works · Similar authors
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It took a radio interview for me to update the place, clean up some cobwebs. Apologies for absence, and I’m happy to share the following updates.


Some stories! Short ones. First, at Juked, a short story called “Allegory,” which got a nice longlist nod for this year’s Wigleaf Top 50. Here too is “Flicker,” one of a batch of Monkeybicycle one-sentence stories.


Some essays! I have been lucky to find...

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“I told her running away from your problems doesn't solve anything. Really it just hurts the people who count on you.”
Kyle Beachy, The Slide

“I fell, as they say. Into love. I practiced saying it, first to myself, in my head. I believed in it. I did. I thought love and I bought it completely. I was excited by my belief but was careful not to let this excitement influence or manipulate the belief in any way. The belief had to be pure. So I said it to her, I love you, and she said it back. And this was our contract. We treated the words seriously and respected that they came with implications.”
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“One of these people was a girl who exemplified everything I could ever come up with to want. We grew very close very quickly and revealed dreams and compared fears and mocked gently and occasionally told lies, but nothing bad. The sex, I’m sorry, Dad, but the sex was unlike anything I believed might someplace exist. I remember lying with her in bed and touching her thigh and thinking, My God. This is the reason I grew hands in the first place.”
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“Go crazy, folks. Go crazy.”
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Bradley I hope you are having a good day! =)

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Jessie Hey Kyle, coming by to say hi.


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Ilyn Ross Hello Kyle,

How are you? Thank you for being my friend. Good fortune on The Slide.

Please visit these groups when you have a chance: “Happy & Brainy Group” and “To the Glory of Man”.

Have a wonderful day. Best regards.



message 1: by Molly

Molly I like how we both invite each other to events we won't/ can't go to.


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