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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User Review  - birdsofparadise - LibraryThing

Bed was a random book selection after one of those long "what do I want to read next?" flits around the bookstore - I'm so glad that I made the choice. Lin's writing is beautiful - expressive, modern ... Read full review

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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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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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