Sliding is staged in mid-1980s Chicago and New York City, as two women grapple with everything life throws at them. Throughout marriage, children, divorce, wealth, alcoholism, truth, and love, these childhood friends are there for each other.
Through visits and phone calls, they weather the changing seasons of life together. Sliding is a heartfelt yet humorous novel, and Jane Foster delivers wit and wisdom in this entertaining yet cautionary tale. Sliding will inspire or help you if you find yourself a supportive friend who often gets leaned on.
2017 Book Excellence Award Finalist for Comedy
“Jane Foster strikes again with eloquence in Sliding. Her characters lay bare often hidden realities of living the high life in 1980s New York, performing in ways only a true insider would know.” Anne Yelland, Co-Author of Boulevard Beausejour
Perhaps more than anywhere else, New York has mood swings, from the buoyancy and optimism of the earlier 1980s to a financial crash in 1987 and the anxiety that followed. Sliding is a warm and witty reminder of life there in the mid-1980s, indelibly catching this period in an extraordinary decade.” Lord Risby, British parliamentarian
“What makes Sliding so special? As with fiction, it’s all about voice: that special magic that brings words to life. Jane has a voice many authors aspire to, but few find. Her story offers a powerful message with a spark of hope, plenty of humor, and an abundance of inspiration.” Jim McGregor, MSW, author of The Tao of Recovery.
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