A Four-Sided Bed by Elizabeth Searle

By Elizabeth Searle

Seldom has the topic of a number of sexual relationships been written approximately with such grace, intensity, and keenness as via Elizabeth Searle in A Four-Sided mattress. Alice and JJ are in love, and it is Alice's first time. Amid their smooth revelations of intimacy, JJ's former stint in a psychological establishment involves gentle, in addition to his sexual relationships with chicken, a tender girl, and with family members, who Alice later learns is a guy. It used to be a three-way love that kept his lifestyles. while fowl and relatives reenter JJ’s and Alice's existence — family now dwelling with AIDS — Alice needs to redefine the that means and the limits of love.

Johanna Stoberock of the Seattle occasions wrote: “Searle's prose is lyrical; even the rhythm of her sentences captures the hesitation and setting apart loneliness of her characters. She infuses the radical with a tangible disappointment and longing, a longing inside of each one of her characters for a fuller existence, a existence that comes with out the need of reinvention…the e-book presents a relocating meditation on love and loyalty…”

And, Kirkus reports known as it, “A robust unsettling first novel…what makes Searle’s paintings stand out is her relentless scrutiny of even the smallest occasions and gestures, the way she believably locates…the specifics of character…A vibrant, designated, haunting debut…”

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