The First Bad Man (häftad)
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Häftad (Paperback / softback)
Språk
Engelska
Antal sidor
288
Utgivningsdatum
2015-07-02
Upplaga
Main
Utmärkelser
Short-listed for James Tait Black Prize for Fiction 2016 (UK)
Förlag
Canongate Books Ltd
Dimensioner
198 x 129 x 19 mm
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206 g
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ISBN
9781782115076
The First Bad Man (häftad)

The First Bad Man

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THE INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER A Guardian literary highlight for 2015 A Huffington Post 'One to Watch' in 2015 'Astounding' LENA DUNHAM, creator of Girls and author of Not That Kind of Girl 'The First Bad Man brings together all of July's talents - it's 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, author of This Book Will Save Your Life and May We Be Forgiven 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.
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The novel exploded my expectations and became unlike anything I've ever read . . . hilarious . . . A wry, smart companion on any day. It's warm, it has a heartbeat and a pulse. This is a book that is painfully alive * * The New York Times Book Review * * Astounding . . . she will make you laugh, cringe and recognise yourself in a woman you never planned to be . . . Never has a novel spoken so deeply to my sexuality, my spirituality, my secret self. I know I am not alone -- LENA DUNHAM I am in awe of Miranda July . . . The First Bad Man brings together all of July's talents - it's 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 * * author of THIS BOOK WILL SAVE YOUR LIFE and MAY WE BE FORGIVEN * * 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 * * author of TENTH OF DECEMBER * * The first novel by the filmmaker and artist Miranda July is like one of those strange mythological creatures that are part one thing, part another - a griffin or a chimera, perhaps, or a sphinx . . . An immensely moving portrait of motherhood and what it means to take care of a child . . . July writes of Cheryl's discovery of maternal love with heartfelt emotion and power -- Michiko Kakutani * * New York Times * * A book that I love. It is heartbreakingly sad, and thoughtful, and disgusting and hilarious -- Eva Wiseman * * Observer * * 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 * * The First Bad Man is not like other books . . . It's weird. In the most brilliant way. That type of weird that fills you with the urge to tell the whole world about it and to find fellow readers to discuss it with relentlessly * * Stylist * * Brilliant . . . Within the context of the wider world - in which all speech is policed, but especially women's stories about their uniquely feminine personal experiences - The First Bad Man feels visionary . . . Few have Miranda July's . . . particular talent for couching what feel like naked, universal truths in clouds of the imagined and the impossible * * Slate * * The "yes, that's really the way it is!" moments in this book came so fast and furious that I found myself page-turningly propelled into a story that, despite its subtly off-kilter course, somehow - I don't know how - ended up revealing the invisible and depthless emotional reality that roils and tugs beneath us all. Miranda July's protagonist inhabits this uncharted world of unspeakable desires, embarrassing hopes and shifting conquests more fully than any in contemporary fiction I can recall, and you will inhabit it right along with her. You will also inhabit her. And she, you. The First Bad Man is a strange miracle of a book, and despite the opinion of its main character, a truly great American love story for our time -- CHRIS WARE * * author of BUILDING STORIES * * Lovely writing is interspersed with outer-space levels of strange . . . yet gradually this catalogue of the grotesque builds into something beautiful, and this deeply odd book abruptly becomes transcendent. It feels like being on a plane when it takes off - all that rattling, speed, and oil, and then suddenly: airborne * * Elle * * A pitch-perfect debut . . . delightful . . . July, a director, screenwrit

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Miranda July is a filmmaker, artist and writer. Her collection of short stories, No One Belongs Here More Than You, won the Frank O'Connor International Short Story Award and has been published in twenty-three countries. Her writing has appeared in The Paris Review, Harper's and The New Yorker; It Chooses You was her first book of non-fiction. She wrote, directed and starred in The Future and Me and You and Everyone We Know - winner of the Camera d'Or at the Cannes Film Festival and a Special Jury Prize at Sundance. July's participatory art includes the website Learning to Love You More (with artist Harrell Fletcher), Eleven Heavy Things (a sculpture garden created for the 2009 Venice Biennale), New Society (a performance), and Somebody (a messaging app.) Raised in Berkeley, California, July lives in Los Angeles. www.mirandajuly.com www.thefirstbadman.com Join the discussion on Twitter #thefirstbadman Follow @Miranda_July on Twitter