The First Bad Man

The First Bad Man

3.63 (27,181 ratings by Goodreads)
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3.63 (27,181 ratings by Goodreads)

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The New York Times bestselling debut novel from Miranda July, acclaimed filmmaker, artist, and author, whose new movie Kajillionaire is in theatres now.

Cheryl Glickman believes in romances that span centuries and a soul that migrates between babies. She works at a women's self-defense nonprofit 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.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 288 pages
  • 147 x 221 x 28mm | 408g
  • English
  • 1439172560
  • 9781439172568
  • 95,166

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The first novel by thefilmmaker and artist Miranda July is like one of those strange mythologicalcreatures that are part one thing, part another -- a griffin or a chimera, perhaps, or a sphinx... An immenselymoving portrait of motherhood and what it means to take care of a child...Julywrites of Cheryl's discovery of maternal love with heartfelt emotion and power.-- "Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times"
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