No One Belongs Here More Than You
In her debut collection of short stories, July introduces the possibility of a moment that can change everything. A child stands in the sidewalk; a woman lies motionless in bed beside her husband; a teacher pauses at the chalkboard; when suddenly the daily drone is disrupted by something... show more
In her debut collection of short stories, July introduces the possibility of a moment that can change everything. A child stands in the sidewalk; a woman lies motionless in bed beside her husband; a teacher pauses at the chalkboard; when suddenly the daily drone is disrupted by something completely unexpected. July's characters are awkward and often remote, yet they are also profoundly sympathetic. With great compassion and generosity she reveals the idiosyncrasies, vulnerability, longing, and odd logic that govern our lives. In "No One Belongs Here More Than You July" creates a deliriously hopeful universe where strangers hug and students swim across the kitchen floor. The same energy that captivates her film audiences is transposed into exhilarating new fiction.
Publish date: May 15th 2007
Pages no: 205
Edition language: English
, Book Club
, Adult Fiction
, Short Stories
Expelling the Dust'The Man on the Stairs' (book club read)The Man on the Stairs is an extended snapshot in a woman's life, in which a familiar (July gives it a tired, worn out feeling, like the T-shirt the woman is wearing, doubtless ugly and shapeless, unloved, a stultifying comfort-zone) sequence ...
Miranda July corners the market on sad, eccentric, borderline psychotic characters. They were disturbing and what was more disturbing was seeing parts of myself in almost all of them. This collection was a huge punch in the gut.
Miranda July writes for relationship damaged city dwellers: those between Sex And The City and Woody Allen movies. Mythical creatures randomly thrown into this world, amazed while permanently shaking their heads over everything, and somehow still getting along. In almost all of those 16 stories ar...
Was just approved for this on NetGalley. Yay! I'm looking forward to reading it :)Though I might want to try to search out the first book in the series for this if I can do so.
The stories in Miranda July's collection No One Belongs Here More Than You tell of encounters and relationships outside the realm of what we, as readers, are often exposed to. Surprising is a good word for this collection. The characters and the situations we find them in are surprising to your aver...