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The Bed Moved

ebook / ISBN-13: 9781473631854

Price: £10.99

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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. On the night of her father’s funeral, a college student watches an old video of her Bat Mitzvah, hypnotized by the image of the girl she used to be . . .

Frank and irreverent, these stories offer a singular view of growing up (or not) and finding love (or not) in today’s uncertain landscape.


The thing that makes this book so special is the punch-packing depth of these meticulously crafted pieces. Rebecca Schiff is a human spotlight and I will look wherever she points from now on
Sloane Crosley, author of The Clasp
Rebecca Schiff is one of the best young writers out there. Her stories are sharp, subtle, funny and incredibly moving
Sam Lipsyte
I'd like to watch the faces of people reading it as they shift between awe and admiration and shock. This writer is freaking good
Ben Marcus
At once acerbic and heartbreaking, Schiff's fictional plots draw on the modern female experience
Schiff has an almost Nabokovian boldness and crispness of phrase
New York Times
A great collection of moments
Big Issue
A brave, intimate scrapbook of loss . . . powerful and poignant . . . a daring appraisal of adulthood, sexuality and death amid uncertainty and self-doubt
Financial Times
A wildly assured debut short-story collection
O Magazine
You'll laugh, you'll cry, you'll cringe from red-faced embarrassment. Schiff gets at the relentlessness of being a young woman dealing with (or, hell, even being ambivalent about) love, dating, and grief, all while finding deep, sometimes dark, laughter in it
Marie Claire
A fresh voice well worth listening to
Schiff's buzzy, concisely wise style is a perfect medium for the trappings of womanhood in modernity . . . Schiff's prose is loaded with cadences, pitfalls and punchlines . . . electrifying
The Spectator