No One Belongs Here More Than You

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Text Publishing Company, Sep 3, 2007 - Fiction - 224 pages
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Winner, Frank O'Connor International Short Story Award.

Award-winning filmmaker and performing artist Miranda July brings her extraordinary talents to the page in this startling, beguiling collection.

In these stories, July gives the most seemingly insignificant moments a sly potency. A benign encounter, a misunderstanding, a shy revelation can reconfigure the world. Her characters engage awkwardly-they are sometimes too remote, sometimes too intimate. With compassion and humour, she reveals their idiosyncrasies and the odd logic and longing that govern their lives. No One Belongs Here More Than You is a stunning debut, blisteringly good-the work of a writer with a spectacularly original and compelling voice.

'These stories are incredibly charming, beautifully written, frequently laugh-out-loud funny...profound. Miranda July is a very real writer, and has one of the most original voices to appear in fiction in many years...There has been no more enjoyable and promising a debut collection in many a moon.' Dave Eggers

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User Review  - reganrule - LibraryThing

3.5/5 I did myself a disservice by reading July's (really great) novel "The First Bad Man" before reading this collection of short stories. Had I read in order, I would have been delighted to see the ... Read full review

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User Review  - marthaearly - LibraryThing

I admire July as a filmmaker primarily, but her stories are very strong and smart and occasionally very moving. Some stand out, others feel tepid, but others grow on your as the plot thickens. Very abstract at times, and almost flight-of-fancy, but very pleasing and a nice, light read. Read full review

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About the author (2007)

Miranda July is a filmmaker, performing artist and writer. Her short fiction has appeared in the Paris Review and the New Yorker. Her 2005 feature film, Me and You and Everyone We Know, which she wrote, directed and starred in, won prizes at both the Sundance and Cannes film festivals.

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