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The First Bad Man

(2015)
A novel by

 
Awards
James Tait Black Memorial Prize for Fiction Best Book (nominee)
From the acclaimed filmmaker, artist, and best-selling author of No One Belongs Here More Than You, a spectacular debut novel that is so heartbreaking, so dirty, so tender, so funny - so Miranda July - that listeners will be blown away.

Here is Cheryl, a tightly-wound, vulnerable woman who lives alone, with a perpetual lump in her throat. She is haunted by a baby boy she met when she was six, who sometimes recurs as other people's babies. Cheryl is also obsessed with Phillip, a philandering board member at the women's self-defense nonprofit where she works. She believes they've been making love for many lifetimes, though they have yet to consummate in this one.

When Cheryl's bosses ask if their 21-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 bullies Cheryl into reality and, unexpectedly, provides her the love of a lifetime.

Tender, gripping, slyly hilarious, infused with raging sexual obsession 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. The First Bad Man is dazzling, disorienting, and unforgettable.

 
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Used availability for Miranda July's The First Bad Man


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Hardback Editions

February 2015 : UK Hardback
thumbTitle: The First Bad Man
Author(s): Miranda July
ISBN: 1-78211-672-9 / 978-1-78211-672-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Canongate Books
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

January 2015 : USA Hardback
thumbTitle: The First Bad Man: A Novel
Author(s): Miranda July
ISBN: 1-4391-7256-0 / 978-1-4391-7256-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Scribner
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Paperback Editions

September 2015 : USA Paperback
thumbTitle: The First Bad Man: A Novel
Author(s): Miranda July
ISBN: 1-4391-7257-9 / 978-1-4391-7257-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Scribner
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

July 2015 : UK Paperback
thumbTitle: The First Bad Man
Author(s): Miranda July
ISBN: 1-78211-507-2 / 978-1-78211-507-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Canongate Books Ltd
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

February 2015 : UK Paperback
thumbTitle: The First Bad Man
Author(s): Miranda July
ISBN: 1-78211-504-8 / 978-1-78211-504-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Canongate Books
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

January 2015 : USA Paperback
thumbTitle: First Bad Man
Author(s): Miranda July
ISBN: 1-4767-9472-3 / 978-1-4767-9472-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Export
Availability: Amazon UK   

Audio Editions

October 2015 : UK Audio CD
thumbTitle: 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
Availability: Amazon UK   

February 2015 : USA Audio edition
thumbTitle: The First Bad Man
Author(s): Miranda July
Publisher: Canongate Books Ltd
Availability: Amazon   

February 2015 : UK Audio edition
thumbTitle: The First Bad Man
Author(s): Miranda July
Publisher: Canongate Books Ltd
Availability: Amazon UK   

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

Kindle Editions

February 2015 : UK Kindle edition
thumbTitle: The First Bad Man
Author(s): Miranda July
Publisher: Canongate Books
Availability: Amazon UK   

January 2015 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
thumbTitle: The First Bad Man: A Novel
Author(s): Miranda July
Publisher: Scribner
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   


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