The First Bad Man - Canons (Paperback)
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The First Bad Man - Canons (Paperback)

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Published: 16/05/2024
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A Guardian literary highlight
A Huffington Post 'One to Watch'

'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.

Publisher: Canongate Books
ISBN: 9781838852740
Number of pages: 288
Weight: 201 g
Dimensions: 198 x 128 x 18 mm
Edition: Main - Canons


MEDIA REVIEWS

Perpetually surprising and subversive: first, funny, then strange and, finally, emotionally devastating - Guardian

A masterpiece - Dazed

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

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“Filled with unsettling thoughts but ultimately life-affirming, this is a strange and quirky novel about love, delusions and dependency from a unique voice.”

Miranda July is a defiantly ‘indie’ director. Her films are filled with odd juxtapositions and unusual dialogue, soundtracked by circuit-bent 80’s synths and filled with whimsical ideas. Following a unique collection... More

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“An Off-kilter but Rewarding Modern Romance”

I was lucky enough to receive a proof of 'The First Bad Man' and had sky-high expectations after having loved Miranda July's first short story collection, 'Nobody Belongs Here More Than You'.... More

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