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The First Bad Man

(2015)
A novel by

 
 
Awards
James Tait Black Memorial Prize for Fiction Best Book (nominee)
The instant New York Times bestseller is "astonishing... In 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 lifetime" (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 women's self-defense studio where she has worked for twenty years.

When Cheryl's bosses ask if their twenty-one-year-old daughter Clee can move into her house for a little while, Cheryl's eccentrically ordered world explodes. And yet it is Clee - the selfish, cruel blond bombshell - who teaches Cheryl what it means to love and be loved and, inadvertently, provides the solace of a lifetime.

"Brilliant, hilarious, irreverent, piercing - The First Bad Man powers past sexual boundaries and gender identification into the surprising galaxy of primal connection" (O, The Oprah Magazine).

This is a spectacularly original, unsettling, accomplished, and moving first novel with a tender and beguiling happy ending.

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2012 : UK Hardback
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Title: The First Bad Man
Author(s): Miranda July
ISBN: 1-78211-672-9 / 978-1-78211-672-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Canongate Books
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January 2015 : USA Hardback
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Title: The First Bad Man: A Novel
Author(s): Miranda July
ISBN: 1-4391-7256-0 / 978-1-4391-7256-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Scribner
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Paperback Editions

September 2015 : USA Paperback
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Title: The First Bad Man: A Novel
Author(s): Miranda July
ISBN: 1-4391-7257-9 / 978-1-4391-7257-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Scribner
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2001 : UK Paperback
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Title: The First Bad Man
Author(s): Miranda July
ISBN: 1-78211-507-2 / 978-1-78211-507-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Canongate Books Ltd
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February 2015 : UK Paperback
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Title: The First Bad Man
Author(s): Miranda July
ISBN: 1-78211-504-8 / 978-1-78211-504-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Canongate Books
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January 2015 : USA Paperback
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Title: First Bad Man
Author(s): Miranda July
ISBN: 1-4767-9472-3 / 978-1-4767-9472-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Export
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Audio Editions

October 2015 : UK Audio CD
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Title: The First Bad Man (Unabridged Audiobook)
Author(s): Miranda July
ISBN: 1-5100-1136-6 / 978-1-5100-1136-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Whole Story Audio Books
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February 2015 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The First Bad Man
Author(s): Miranda July
Publisher: Canongate Books Ltd
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February 2015 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The First Bad Man
Author(s): Miranda July
Publisher: Canongate Books Ltd
Availability: Amazon UK   


January 2015 : USA Audio CD

Title: The First Bad Man
Author(s): Miranda July
ISBN: 1-4423-8070-5 / 978-1-4423-8070-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio
Availability: Amazon UK   


January 2015 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The First Bad Man: A Novel
Author(s): Miranda July
ISBN: 1-4423-8068-3 / 978-1-4423-8068-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


January 2015 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The First Bad Man: A Novel
Author(s): Miranda July
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio
Availability: Amazon   


January 2015 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The First Bad Man: A Novel
Author(s): Miranda July
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio
Availability: Amazon CA   


Kindle Editions

February 2015 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: The First Bad Man
Author(s): Miranda July
Publisher: Canongate Books
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January 2015 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The First Bad Man: A Novel
Author(s): Miranda July
Publisher: Scribner
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