A Four-Sided Bed

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Graywolf Press, Jan 1, 1998 - Fiction - 302 pages
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The characters in this bold and compassionate novel by Elizabeth Searle find themselves in uncharted territory as they explore what is possible within the sexual boundaries of friendship, love, and identity. As the Los Angeles Times has said previously about Elizabeth Searle, she sets out to "test the limits of the sensible, the approved, even the sexually possible." With this debut novel she creates a sexy, four-sided love story unique to our times in which gender is constantly redefined.

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User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

A powerful, unsettling first novel from Searle, author of the story collection My Body to You (not reviewed). What makes Searle's work stand out is her relentless scrutiny of even the smallest events ... Read full review

A Four-Sided Bed

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In Searle's debut novel (My Body to You, which won the Iowa Short Fiction Prize in 1993), love is more than a mode of physical expression. The characters: J.J. and Bird, a young man and woman who meet ... Read full review


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Elizabeth Searle is the author of My Body to You, which won the Iowa Short Fiction Prize. She teaches in the graduate writing program at Emerson College in Boston.

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