A Four-Sided Bed Cover Image

About the Author: Elizabeth Searle

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 In Disgrace "a miniature masterpiece."

Elizabeth Searle's and Michael Teoli's Rock Opera, Tonya & Nancy: The Rock Opera - as well as her and Abigail Al-Doory Cross' original opera, Tonya & Nancy: The Opera have drawn worldwide media attention. In May, 2006, at the American Reperatory Theater's "new space for new works," Tufts Music premiered the opera, which is based on the infamous Tonya Harding/Nancy Kerrigan ice scandal. The opera drew coverage from - among other media outlets - the Associated Press, ESPN Hollywood, Sports Illustrated, The New York Times, The London Times, The Daily Show and National Public Radio.

Searle won the 2010 Boston Literary Death Match and the 2000 Lawrence Foundation Fiction Prize. She received her MFA from Brown University, and has taught fiction writing at Brown, Emerson College, Bennington MFA, Stonecoast MFA, and the University of Massachusetts (Visiting Writer, 2007-08). Searle has also served for over a decade on the Executive Board of PEN/New England and founded the Erotic PEN readings.

Searle lives with her husband and son in Arlington, MA.

Other books by Elizabeth Searle

A Four-Sided Bed Cover Image

Find the best price forA Four-Sided Bed

Goodreads rating: 3.61

Paperback, Published in Aug 2011 by Pfp Publishing

ISBN10: 0983677484 | ISBN13: 9780983677482

Page count: 396

Seldom has the subject of multiple sexual relationships been written about with such grace, depth, and passion as by Elizabeth Searle in A Four-Sided Bed. Alice and JJ are in love, and it's Alice's first time. Amid their tender revelations of intimacy, JJ's former stint in a mental institution comes to light, as well as his sexual relationships with Bird, a young woman, and with Kin, who Alice later learns is a man. It was a three-way love that saved his life. When Bird and Kin reenter JJ's and Alice's life - Kin now living with AIDS - Alice must redefine the meaning and the boundaries of love. Johanna Stoberock of the Seattle Times wrote: "Searle's prose is lyrical; even the rhythm of her sentences captures the hesitation and isolating loneliness of her characters. She infuses the novel with a tangible sadness and longing, a longing within each of her characters for a fuller life, a life that comes without the necessity of reinvention...the book provides a moving meditation on love and loyalty..." And, Kirkus Reviews called A Four-Sided Bed "A powerful unsettling first novel..." continuing "what makes Searle's work stand out is her relentless scrutiny of even the smallest events and gestures, the way in which she believably locates...the specifics of character...A bright, distinctive, haunting debut..."

Compare New Book Prices for A Four-Sided Bed


Categories for this title

Compare book prices with SocialBookco. Get by at the best price. This book is for ISBN which is a copy .