The Bed Moved: Stories (Hardcover)

Stories

By Rebecca Schiff

Knopf Publishing Group, 9781101875414, 160pp.

Publication Date: April 12, 2016

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Description

The audacious, savagely funny debut of a writer of razor-sharp wit and surprising tenderness: a collection of stories that gives us a fresh take on adolescence, death, sex; on being Jewish-ish; and on finding one's way as a young woman in the world.
A New Yorker, trying not to be jaded, accompanies a cash-strapped pot grower to a clothing optional resort in California. A nerdy high-schooler has her first sexual experience at Geology Camp. A college student, on the night of her father's funeral, watches a video of her bat mitzvah, hypnotized by the image of the girl she used to be . . .
Frank and irreverent, Rebecca Schiff's stories offer a singular view of growing up (or not) and finding love (or not) in today's ever-uncertain landscape. In its bone-dry humor, its pithy observations, and its thrilling ability to unmask the most revealing moments of human interaction no matter how fleeting The Bed Moved announces a new talent to be reckoned with.


About the Author

REBECCA SCHIFFgraduated from Columbia University s MFA program, where she received a Henfield Prize. Her stories have appeared in n+1, Electric Literature, The American Reader, Fence, and Guernica. She lives in Brooklyn."
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