Miranda July - The First Bad Man (2nd Hand Paperback)
A Guardian literary highlight for 2015.
A Huffington Post 'One to Watch' in 2015.
Cheryl Glickman believes in romances that span centuries and a soul that migrates between babies. She works at a women's self-defence non-profit and lives alone.
When her bosses ask if their twenty-year-old daughter, Clee, can move into her house for a while, Cheryl's eccentrically ordered world explodes. And yet it is Clee - the selfish, cruel blond bombshell - who bullies Cheryl into reality and, unexpectedly, leads her to the love of a lifetime.
Tender, gripping, slyly hilarious, infused with raging sexual fantasies 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 novel by the filmmaker, artist and bestselling author Miranda July confirms her as a spectacularly original, iconic, and important voice today, and a writer for all time. The First Bad Man is dazzling and unforgettable.
- Format : Standard 2nd Hand Paperback
- Condition : Very Good (Almost As New)
- Category : Fiction - Humorous Fiction
- Published : 2015 (Canongate Books)
- ISBN : 9781782115076
- SKU : B002771
- PPC : LL.300gm
- RRP : £8.99
- Quantity Available : 1 only.
'A book that must be read, a book that must be purchased - in duplicate - one for you, one for a friend. Don't think you can loan this book - you'll never get it back' - A.M. Homes.
"Miranda July's heroine in this unforgettable novel is one of the most original, most confounding and strangely sympathetic characters . . . This novel is almost impossible to put down, and confirms July as a novelist of the first order" - Dave Eggers.
"July's storytelling skills crackle to life" - New York Times.
"If I ever start to doubt the power of language and intelligence, I only have to read a few lines of July to have my faith restored" - George Saunders.
"Immensely moving" - Scotsman.
"Weird, hilarious and heartbreaking" - Glamour.
"Astonishing . . . in one novel, July tells us more about our universal need to be loved, and our ability to love and be loved, than most earthbound authors will in a lifetime" - Vanity Fair.
Miranda July is an American film director, screenwriter, singer, actress and author. Her body of work includes film, fiction, monologue, digital presentations and live performance art. She wrote, directed and starred in the films Me and You and Everyone We Know and The Future and wrote and directed Kajillionaire.
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