No One Belongs Here More Than You by Miranda July
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“These delightful stories do that essential-but-rare story thing: they surprise. They skip past the quotidian, the merely real, to the essential, and do so with a spirit of tenderness and wonder that is wholly unique. They are (let me coin a phrase) July-esque, which is to say: infused with wonder at the things of the world.” —George Saunders, author of Tenth of December

Award-winning filmmaker and performing artist Miranda July brings her extraordinary talents to the page in a startling, sexy, and tender 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 great compassion and generosity, July reveals their idiosyncrasies and the odd logic and longing that govern their lives. No One Belongs Here More Than You is a stunning debut, the work of a writer with a spectacularly original and compelling voice.
 

About Miranda July

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Miranda July is the author of No One Belongs Here More Than You, winner of the Frank O'Connor International Short Story Award. Her writing has appeared in The New Yorker, Harper's, and The Paris Review. July wrote, directed, and starred in the film Me and You and Everyone We Know, which won a special jury prize at the Sundance Film Festival and the Camera d'Or at the Cannes Film Festival. Her second film, The Future, was released this summer.
 
Published May 15, 2007 by Scribner. 225 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Humor & Entertainment. Fiction

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There are a number of evocative short pieces—a woman teaches some seniors how to swim, a teacher believes her teenage poltergeist lover has taken the form of one of her Special Ed students, a woman who has had a port-stain birthmark removed from her face wonders if her husband would love her if s...

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The New York Times

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Miranda July specializes in awkward moments between co-workers, lovers or strangers on the street.

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The Guardian

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No One Belongs Here More Than You by Miranda July 205pp, Canongate, £9.99 Picking up Miranda July's first book, you can't help wondering whether her apparently unstoppable success is simply a triumph of marketing over substance.

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AV Club

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The video-artist-tuned-film-director brings her distinctive sensibility to a short-fiction collection.

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AV Club

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The video-artist-tuned-film-director brings her distinctive sensibility to a short-fiction collection.

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Suite 101

Rhoda and Samuel each have problems but together they could be successful..

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Bookmarks Magazine

Although these 16 stories explore loneliness and alienation, they possess quirky sweetness and quiet humor to produce an overall effect of hope.

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Oprah.com

Vince Passaro reviews Invisible by Paul Auster, an intricate and compelling construction, partly made up of the fragmented memoir of a dying man, as he looks back at one year, 1967.

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Oprah.com

A girl falls passionately in love with another girl, can’t have her, and takes a job performing lewd acts in a booth.

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Austin Chronicle

Even in stories with a more disquieting erotic bent, like "Something That Needs Nothing," about a naive young woman's downward spiral toward working in a porn-store peep booth, or "Making Love in 2003," about a young female writer's pursuit of both a fictional husband of author Madeleine L'Engle ...

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Kepler's

Read Miranda's No one belongs here more than you and you'll find your best friend.

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