Bed: Stories

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Melville House Pub., 2007 - Fiction - 278 pages
3 Reviews
A startlingly original voice announces itself in these award-winning stories. College students, recent graduates and their parents work at Denny's, volunteer at a library in suburban Florida, attend satanic ska/punk concerts, eat Chinese food with the homeless and visit the same Japanese restaurant in Manhattan thrice in two sleepless days, all while yearning for love, a better kind of love, or something better than love, things which - much like the Loch Ness monster - they know probably do not exist but are rumored to exist and therefore 'good enough'.

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User Review  - werdfert - LibraryThing

dear tao, i read this whole book while holding my breath. i wanted to close my eyes as well to keep everything inside me, but i couldn't keep reading that way. i stayed in bed. i climbed onto the roof. i exhaled. it was marvelous and unusual and i couldn't believe it. i believed it. Read full review

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User Review  - kontam - LibraryThing

A funny witty and true collection of stories. I was intrigued by about the first half of the stories but as I neared the end the last 3 stories really made the book for me, they were laugh out loud ... Read full review

Contents

Love is the Indifferent God of the Religion
124
Cull the Steel Heart Melt the Ice one
158
Sasquatch 256
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Tao Lin is the author of the novels Richard Yates and Eeeee Eee Eeee, the novella Shoplifting from American Apparel, the story collection Bed, and the poetry collections cognitive-behavioral therapy and you are a little bit happier than i am. His work has been translated to twelve languages and he lives in Manhattan.

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