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The First Bad Man

The First Bad Man

A Novel

by Miranda July
Hardback
Publication Date: 13/01/2015
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From the acclaimed filmmaker, artist, and bestselling author of No One Belongs Here More Than You, a spectacular debut novel that is so heartbreaking, so dirty, so tender, so funny--so Miranda July--that readers will be blown away.

Here is Cheryl, a tightly-wound, vulnerable woman who lives alone, with a perpetual lump in her throat. She is haunted by a baby boy she met when she was six, who sometimes recurs as other people's babies. Cheryl is also obsessed with Phillip, a philandering board member at the women's self-defense nonprofit where she works. She believes they've been making love for many lifetimes, though they have yet to consummate in this one.
 
When Cheryl's bosses ask if their twenty-one-year-old daughter, Clee, can move into her house for a little while, Cheryl's eccentrically ordered world explodes. And yet it is Clee--the selfish, cruel blond bombshell--who bullies Cheryl into reality and, unexpectedly, provides her the love of a lifetime.
 
Tender, gripping, slyly hilarious, infused with raging sexual obsession and fierce maternal love, Miranda July's first novel confirms her as a spectacularly original, iconic, and important voice today, and a writer for all time. The First Bad Man is dazzling, disorienting, and unforgettable.

ISBN:
9781439172568
9781439172568
Category:
Humour
Format:
Hardback
Publication Date:
13-01-2015
Language:
English
Publisher:
Scribner
Country of origin:
United States
Dimensions (mm):
212.72x139.7x30.48mm
Weight:
0.44kg
Miranda July

Miranda July is a filmmaker, artist, and writer. She wrote No One Belongs Here More Than You, a book of short stories that won the Frank O'Connor International Short Story Award, and The First Bad Man, a novel.

She wrote and directed the movies Me and You and Everyone We Know, The Future, and the forthcoming Kajillionaire. Her films have won numerous prizes, including the Camera d'Or at the Cannes Festival and the Special Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival. Raised in Berkeley, California, July lives in Los Angeles.

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