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    It Chooses You (Hardback) By (author) Miranda July

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    DescriptionIn the summer of 2009, Miranda July was struggling to finish writing the screenplay for her much-anticipated second film. During her increasingly long lunch breaks, she began to obsessively read the PennySaver, the iconic clas sifieds booklet that reached everywhere and seemed to come from nowhere. Who was the person selling the "Large leather Jacket,, $10"? It seemed important to find out - or at least it was a great distraction from the screenplay. Accompanied by photographer Brigitte Sire, July crisscrossed Los Angeles to meet a random selection of PennySaver sellers, glimpsing thirteen surprisingly moving and profoundly specific realities, along the way shaping her film, and herself, in unexpected ways. Elegantly blending narrative, interviews, and photographs with July's off-kilter honesty and deadpan humor, this is a story of procrastination and inspiration, isolation and connection, and grabbing hold of the invisible world.


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    Title
    It Chooses You
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Miranda July
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 224
    Width: 148 mm
    Height: 204 mm
    Thickness: 26 mm
    Weight: 522 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780857862549
    ISBN 10: 0857862545
    Classifications

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T3.4
    BIC E4L: LIT
    DC22: 813.6
    BIC subject category V2: DN
    Ingram Subject Code: AT
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 11500
    Libri: ENGM1065, AMER3770
    BISAC V2.8: PHO016000, ART009000, PHO014000, LCO000000, ART057000
    DC23: 818.608
    Thema V1.0: DN
    Edition statement
    Main
    Illustrations note
    col. Illustrations
    Publisher
    Canongate Books Ltd
    Imprint name
    Canongate Books Ltd
    Publication date
    01 January 2012
    Publication City/Country
    Edinburgh
    Author Information
    Miranda July is a filmmaker, artist and writer. Her videos, performances, and web-based projects have been presented at sites such as the Museum of Modern Art, the Guggenheim Museum, and in two Whitney Biennials. July wrote, directed and starred in the film Me and You and Everyone We Knew (2005), which won a special jury prize at the Sundance Film Festival and the Camera d'Or at the Cannes Film Festival. Her fiction has appeared in the Paris Review, Harper's, and The New Yorker; her collection of stories No One Belongs Here More Than You (Canongate, 2007), won the Frank O'Connor International Short Story Award. July created the participatory website learningtloveyoumore with artist Harrell Fletcher, and a companion book was published in 2007 (Prestel). Raised in Berkeley, California, she currently lives in Los Angeles. Her second feature film, The Future, was released in the summer of 2011. Her website is www.noonebelongsheremorethanyou.com
    Review quote
    Laden with offbeat, emotionally isolated characters...mordantly funny - Vogue on No One Belongs Here More Than You