The instant New York Times bestseller is aastonishingabIn one novel, Miranda 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 lifetimea (Vanity Fair). In The First Bad Man, Miranda July tells the story of Cheryl, a vulnerable, uptight woman in her early forties who lives alone, with a perpetual lump in her throat, unable to cry. Cheryl is haunted by a baby boy she met when she was six; she also believes she has a profound connection with Phillip, a philandering board member at Open Palm, the womenas self-defense studio where she has worked for twenty years. When Cherylas bosses ask if their twenty-one-year-old daughter Clee can move into her house for a little while, Cherylas eccentrically ordered world explodes. And yet it is Cleeathe selfish, cruel blond bombshellawho teaches Cheryl what it means to love and be loved and, inadvertently, provides the solace of a lifetime. aBrilliant, hilarious, irreverent, piercingaThe First Bad Man powers past sexual boundaries and gender identification into the surprising galaxy of primal connectiona (O, The Oprah Magazine). This is a spectacularly original, unsettling, accomplished, and moving first novel with a tender and beguiling happy ending.This is a spectacularly original, unsettling, accomplished, and moving first novel with a tender and beguiling happy ending.
|Title||:||The First Bad Man|
|Publisher||:||Simon and Schuster - 2015-01-13|