By Elizabeth Searle

ISBN-10: 0983677484

ISBN-13: 9780983677482

Seldom has the topic of a number of sexual relationships been written approximately with such grace, intensity, and keenness as by means of Elizabeth Searle in A Four-Sided mattress. Alice and JJ are in love, and it truly is Alice's first time. Amid their gentle revelations of intimacy, JJ's former stint in a psychological establishment involves mild, in addition to his sexual relationships with chook, a tender girl, and with family, who Alice later learns is a guy. It was once a three-way love that kept his existence. while poultry and relations reenter JJ’s and Alice's lifestyles — 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 disappointment and longing, a longing inside of each one of her characters for a fuller existence, a existence that comes with no the need of reinvention…the ebook offers 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 shiny, designated, haunting debut…”

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