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bear parade

today the sky is blue and white...
by tao lin

this is the sixth book in the bear parade series.

Tao Lin is the author of ten books, including TRIP: PSYCHEDELICS, ALIENATION, AND CHANGE and LEAVE SOCIETY, which is forthcoming in 2021 from Vintage Books. He edits Muumuu House. His website is at and he has a Twitter account and a blog.



Tao writes some of the more moving narrative pieces I have ever read. "Driveway" and "Cancer" both made me leave the room to stare at something or someone I love. And I think people should be forced to notice such things. Thank you Tao.

- noah / August 29, 2006 8:44 PM

i would have paid for this.

- claybanes / August 30, 2006 6:47 PM

I love "Should."

- Fran / September 13, 2006 1:08 PM

i was bored, so i fixed some design problems with the title page like two months after we released this book.

- gene / December 7, 2006 7:46 PM

can't wait for tao's new books.
I just read his new prose in the latest Alice Blue. Thanks for knocking me on my butt!!

- ryan / January 27, 2007 4:15 PM

So, what do you think about
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- Karl / May 14, 2007 9:23 PM

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- Testeriwz / June 27, 2007 11:52 AM

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- Tillie / July 21, 2007 5:21 PM

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- Elizabeth / July 28, 2007 2:53 AM

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- Andrzej / August 3, 2007 5:35 PM

Tao Lin is nice.

- sadie / August 23, 2007 12:00 PM

I always love Tao's endings. They're always in the right place, saying the right thing.

- mike / February 16, 2008 6:58 AM

Today my boyfriend's mother yelled at me, she was mean and said a lot of hurtful things...She is only met me twice, she knows very little about me...I'm crying, and found this website through my space, I wish Tao would give me a hug...Such awesome way of seeing thing....Tao you are cool.

- Miguel / May 26, 2008 12:10 PM

tao = the awesome win

sent from a paper aeroplane

- kerri / April 28, 2009 2:35 PM

Nice stories. If they were food, they would probably taste good.

- John / April 29, 2009 12:55 PM

i think this ebook deserves many many more comments

- adam / June 4, 2009 9:25 PM

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- anonymous / March 27, 2010 6:41 AM