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The Bed Moved

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The Bed Moved by Rebecca Schiff
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Feb 07, 2017 | ISBN 9781101910856

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Praise for Rebecca Schiff’s The Bed Moved

Kirkus Reviews, Best Fiction of 2016
The Huffington Post, 18 Best Fiction Books of 2016
Electric Literature, 25 Best Short Story Collections of 2016

“[A] stellar collection. . . . Schiff writes slim, ice-pick stories about sex and death and nighttime cab rides, sharpened by humor and extreme candor.” —The New York Times Book Review

“I’d like to watch the faces of people reading [The Bed Moved] as they shift between awe and admiration and shock. This writer is freaking good.” —Ben Marcus, The New Yorker

“Acerbic. . . . Darkly comic. . . . [Schiff] is funny and wise beyond her years.” —Los Angeles Review of Books
“Wry and ambitious. . . . [Schiff’s] sparse, poetic paragraphs are packed with forceful wit.” —The Atlantic
“Riveting. . . . Magic. . . . In [Schiff’s] work, you see the grace in human frailty.” —The Nation

“[Schiff’s] dark wit gives her stories genuine tensile strength. . . . She dips into her own braininess as if it were a bottomless trust fund.” —Dwight Garner, The New York Times
“Riveting. . . . Magic. . . . In [Schiff’s] work, you see the grace in human frailty.” —The Nation
“Schiff’s stories are simultaneously universal and totally original. . . . You’ll laugh, you’ll cry, you’ll cringe from red-faced embarrassment. Schiff gets at the relentlessness of being a young woman dealing with (or, hell, even being ambivalent about) love, dating, and grief, all while finding deep, sometimes dark, laughter in it.” —Marie Claire
“A wildly assured debut short-story collection featuring tales of bat mitzvahs, high school ennui, nudist hot springs, and women much smarter than the men they’re sleeping with.” —O Magazine
“Reads like watching a mashup of Mark Morris and Twyla Tharp choreography. . . . Painfully funny. . . . A mournful vapour trails Schiff’s acrobatic wit.” —San Francisco Chronicle

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