The First Bad Man

The First Bad Man 1

A Novel

by Miranda July

Paperback / softback Publication Date: 26/08/2015

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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:
9781782115076
9781782115076
Category:
Contemporary fiction
Format:
Paperback / softback
Publication Date:
26-08-2015
Language:
English
Publisher:
Canongate Books
Country of origin:
United Kingdom
Dimensions (mm):
198x129x18mm
Weight:
0.19kg

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  • Sheer Brilliance

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    Miranda July’s brain may or may not be human but it’s an invaluable gift to the human race.

    This book sustained an absurd hilarity throughout. The female being has thoroughly traversed and I’ve learned things that I’ll never unlearn. I won’t say anything more other than that you should buy this book, read it and possibly frame pages of it to hang around your house and workplace.