Slip Sliding Away

BRP Publishing Group
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Recession. Unemployment. Student loan debt. Moving back home. This is the rude “welcome to adulthood” that college graduate Michael Reilly is striving to come to terms with—just like so many other Millennials.

Now living with his father and stepmother, the only work he can find is a part-time retail job at the local mall. With few prospects, a failed romance and nothing but time on his hands, alcohol is fast becoming his only source of comfort.

When his older brother is called back up to serve a third tour of duty in Iraq, Michael heads down to New Jersey to say goodbye—possibly for the last time—hoping to send his brother off with a wild weekend party. But his growing depression and frustration with his situation lead to dramatic and unexpected confrontations with his past—and his uncertain future.

“Take a road trip with Michael Reilly, the Holden Caulfield for today’s disillusioned Millennials. "Slip Sliding Away" vividly portrays a young poet’s risible & poignant post-graduate launch into life (a four-letter word), aided and abetted by family situations, sex, booze, and rock & roll.” — Kaye George, author, "Eine Kleine Murder," the "Imogene Duckworthy" series and "Death in the Time of Ice"

“Sean Mulcahy’s debut novel is a hard-driving story fueled by the angst and honesty of Michael Reilly, a native New Jersey Millennial stuck in Vermont with his father and stepmother. Mulcahy presents a candid and distressing view of the pressures faced by new adults who played by the rules, only to discover that current economic and political realities no longer value those efforts.” — James M. Jackson, author, "Bad Policy" and "Cabin Fever"

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About the author

Sean Mulcahy was inspired by the works of Jack Kerouac and Hunter S. Thompson. As an author, Mulcahy seeks to tell truthful stories without the constraints of fact driven non-fiction. A product of the rip roaring 1990s, he was born and raised in Northern New Jersey, the youngest son in an Irish Catholic family. After eighteen years in the Garden State he went on to attend the University of Vermont where he received a B.A. in History. Sean currently lives and works in the greater Burlington area of Vermont. Find out more about him at his website,, or on Facebook and Twitter.

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BRP Publishing Group
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Published on
Mar 18, 2014
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Fiction / Family Life
Fiction / General
Fiction / Urban
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