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A Four-Sided Bed

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The characters in this bold and compassionate novel by Elizabeth Searle find themselves in uncharted territory as they explore what is possible within the sexual boundaries of friendship, love, and identity. As the "Los Angeles Times" has said previously about Elizabeth Searle, she sets out to "test the limits of the sensible, the approved, even the sexually possible." Wit ...more
Paperback, 302 pages
Published January 1st 1998 by Graywolf Press
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Feb 18, 2012 Kristi rated it liked it
Napolian Dynamite, Lou Diamond Phillips and the scary girl with the Dragon Tatoo.

really??? I mean,, What brought them together??? The correct answer is their breakdowns but sorry I really didn't "feel" it. and why in the he!! would Allie/alice Anne want to actually Marry Napolian?? seriously she doen't come across as a warped child, I didn't actually buy that she was "saving" him. and the child felt like a plot device

And Lou chinwangwang has ALLLLLLLLLLL these freinds ALLLLLLL over the world, Ma
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This sounded like it was going to be so incredible, but after three chapters I was lost. Nothing seemed to be happening. I was reading a book without reading a story. I gave up less than halfway through.
May 27, 2010 Amy added it
If you squint and look at the image on the cover from a distance it can be quite a few more things than a bed. I saw one thing and my friend saw another so I won't ruin the possibilities with a mention of just what it is I myself see. Story wise - loved the characters and the writing but the story was one that became more and more bleak with each page after crossing the center line - if you don't mind bleak endings I recommend it.
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Sexy sexy read!
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Elizabeth Searle is the author of two works of theater and four books of fiction: Celebrities In Disgrace, a novella and stories; A Four-Sided Bed, a novel nominated for an American Library Association Book Award; My Body To You, a story collection that won the Iowa Short Fiction Prize; and a forthcoming novel, Girl Held In Home (2011). The New York Times Book Review called her novella Celebrities ...more
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