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 truly is Alice's first time. Amid their smooth revelations of intimacy, JJ's former stint in a psychological establishment involves mild, in addition to his sexual relationships with poultry, a tender lady, and with family, who Alice later learns is a guy. It used to be a three-way love that stored his existence. while chook and relations reenter JJ’s and Alice's existence — relations now dwelling with AIDS — Alice needs to redefine the which means and the limits of love.

Johanna Stoberock of the Seattle instances 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 unhappiness and longing, a longing inside of each one of her characters for a fuller lifestyles, a existence that comes with no the need of reinvention…the publication presents a relocating meditation on love and loyalty…”

And, Kirkus studies referred to 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 best way she believably locates…the specifics of character…A shiny, unique, haunting debut…”

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