Bed

Bed

by Tao Lin

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Overview

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.”

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781933633268
Publisher: Melville House Publishing
Publication date: 04/01/2007
Pages: 224
Product dimensions: 5.31(w) x 7.47(h) x 0.84(d)

About the Author

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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Bed 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 10 reviews.
kontam on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
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 funny and yet humbly human. Quite possibly my favorite part of Tao Lin's writing is how clear he can relate the feelings of this generations early adults. Some of his stories are very sad and felt depressing, but I was glad to read them for how intriguing he made the situations. I recommend EEEE EEE EEEEE greatly as well, there were a bit more laughs in the novel, but these stories aren't to be passed up.
werdfert on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
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.
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