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
197 x 128 x 18 mm
Vikt
202 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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A vivid vision of humanity at its most warming and bizarre * * Dazed Digital * * This pitch-perfect debut is one of the most original books you'll read all year. Heartbreakingly sad, searingly funny . . . you'll find oddball Cheryl Glickman endearingly unique * * Evening Standard * * An engrossing read * * Irish Times * * Touching . . . she has a lovely, relaxed satirical sense * * Literary Review * * You're likely to find a small but profound truth on every page of The First Bad Man, but it's a tale with a healthy dash of surrealism, too . . . July is an accomplished master of painting highly intimate, unique tales with the right amount of light and shade * * Irish Independent * * July is a beautiful writer with a particular gift for dialogue and her ideas are original and thought-provoking. It's the kind of novel you desperately want to talk about * * Evening Standard * * The story centres on misfit loner Cheryl Glickman, who agrees to take in her boss's very disturbed 20-year-old daughter. Cheryl also has a crush on an older man, believing him to have been her partner in several former lives together. The question seems to be: is Cheryl really weird? Or is she merely a reflection of us all in today's atomised society * * Daily Mail * * Wild and blackly comic * * GQ * * Smart, wry, heartbreaking and pacey * * Mr Porter * * A charming little fable about the sheer weirdness of the human heart * * Mail on Sunday * * A beautiful and often strange novel, filled with elements that July considered "boundary pushing". As is often the case with her work, it examines the coping methods of the quietly desperate, and the faltering ways in which human beings seek connection. It is dark but funny. At its centre is the character of Cheryl Glickman, an eccentric woman in her 40s who is alone and yearning for life and love to begin . . . In the book, Cheryl devises many small rituals to manage her solitary life . . . July is a writer concerned with people's most private preoccupations, their secret selves, so it is no wonder that, to her, this novel feels like the personal laid bare * * Irish Times * * Perceptive and funny * * New Statesman * * July crafts a novel of unswerving, discomforting brilliance -- Sam Byers * * Times Literary Supplement * * An elegant portrait of loneliness - that it's not simply a function of solitude, but a state of unexpressed love . . . genuinely affecting . . . July's novel is the invisible made plain: it tells us how it feels to be in the world as another person, moment to moment * * Financial Times * * Miranda is truly a renaissance woman * * Grazia * * Miranda July's debut novel is as eccentric and subversive as her already impressive canon of work . . . July's ability to present such a desperate protagonist in a relatable way is perhaps more unsettling than the unabashed perversion of her characters. But for all the discomfort there are equal measures of hilarity in this frank book that you'll want to both share with everyone and keep all to yourself * * Big Issue * * An audaciously off-kilter affair . . . July tackles self-defence, sexual fantasy and the longing for motherhood in style * * Sunday Express * * Unforgettable * * Psychologies * * An offbeat tragicomedy * * The Times * * Brings to the surface a lot of the weird lurking in every modern soul, with humour and endearing oddness * * Skinny * * Promises to be weird and wonderful * * Big Issue * * With The First Bad Man, Miranda July provides an audaciously original, often hilarious map of the ever-expanding reach of unhinged imagination in America. With IMAX-scale emotional projections and a post-gay regimen of sexual fantasies, July takes us on a picaresque journey in which the heroine's ultimate challenge turns out to be a stunningly ordinary circumstance more transfixing than all the virtual caprices a twenty-first-century mind can muster -- ANDREW SOLOMON Miranda July's exciting and wild novel

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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