The Bed Moved: Stories (Vintage Contemporaries) (Paperback)

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"Acerbic, hilarious, impeccably structured stories about sex, death, and growing up. I had given up on a reading good fiction about online dating until 'My Allergies Will Charm You' blew it out of the water." - Vivian

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A razor-sharp, devastatingly witty debut collection of stories on adolescence, sex, death, being Jewish-ish, and finding one's way as a young woman in the world.

A New Yorker endures a romantic getaway with a cash-strapped pot grower to a "clothing optional resort" in California; a nerdy high-schooler has her first sexual experience at Geology Camp; an unemployed college grad returns to her childhood home after her father's funeral and encounters a surprise in his browser history. With bone-dry humor and unexpected tenderness, Rebecca Schiff's stories offer a singular view of growing up (or not) and finding love (or not) in today's ever-uncertain landscape. The Bed Moved is a wry and irreverent take on the human connections--no matter how fleeting--that make us who we are.

About the Author

REBECCA SCHIFF graduated from Columbia University's MFA program, where she received a Henfield Prize. Her stories have appeared in n+1, Electric Literature, The American Reader, Guernica, The Guardian, and Lenny Letter. She lives in Brooklyn.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781101910856
ISBN-10: 1101910852
Publisher: Vintage
Publication Date: February 7th, 2017
Pages: 160
Language: English
Series: Vintage Contemporaries