The Bed Moved (Paperback)
Stories (Vintage Contemporaries)
Vintage, 9781101910856, 160pp.
Publication Date: February 7, 2017
*A LOS ANGELES TIMES BOOK PRIZE FINALIST* 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.