Bed: Stories

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Melville House, Dec 29, 2010 - Fiction - 280 pages
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College students, recent graduates, and their parents work at Denny’s, volunteer at a public library in suburban Florida, attend satanic ska/punk concerts, eat Chinese food with the homeless of New York City, and go to the same Japanese restaurant in Manhattan three times in two sleepless days, all while yearning constantly 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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Tao Lin's writing makes me want to start a writing career of my own. FAV STORIES: love is a thing on sale..., three day cruise, suburban teenage wasteland blues, insomnia for a better tomorrow, Sasquatch Read full review

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Tao Lin is clearly a talented writer. His sentences are fluid, but his most impressive work is with the story structures. There's something fresh about his vision here, even if he's constantly ... Read full review

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About the author (2010)

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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