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No One Belongs Here More Than You by Miranda July
  

No One Belongs Here More Than You

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Winner of HTE 2007, Frank O'Connor International Short Story Award.

Often provocative, intriguing and challenging yet with the wonderful ability to offer gentle affection and compassion, this collection of 16 short stories is a thought provoking read. Some of the stories are shorter than short, some are likely to raise eyebrows by focusing on the different, peculiar and sometimes taboo, all however are impactive. With a cast of distinctive characters, often isolated and lost, the author never offers judgement, she discloses the details and outcomes of deepest darkest thoughts with consideration and care. While these stories may occasionally skim and skip across the surface of bizarre, there is a whisper and caress of truth, of optimism and hope floating across the pages, that makes this an absolutely fascinating little book. ~ Liz Robinson

If you like Miranda July you might also like to read books by Jeanette Winterson, Zoe Heller and Nikki Gemmell.

Synopsis

No One Belongs Here More Than You by Miranda July

The bestselling, critically acclaimed winner of HTE 2007, Frank O'Connor International Short Story Award. Blisteringly good. (Guardian). In her remarkable stories of seemingly ordinary people living extraordinary lives, Miranda July reveals how a single moment can change everything. Whether writing about a middle-aged woman's obsession with Prince William or an aging bachelor who has never been in love, the result is startling, tender and sexy by turns. One of the most acclaimed and successful short story collections, No One Belongs Here More Than You confirms Miranda July as a spectacularly original, iconic and important voice today.

Reviews

'There's beauty and tenderness here as well as great wit and, like the best stories, a delicious sense of the unexpected' Metro

'Intimate, original and more than a little strange, these are tales about people who are baffled and often overwhelmed by life.' Daily Mail

'Blisteringly good' Guardian

'July's short fiction is quirky and self-consciously postmodern in style ... The best of her stories adds a depth of emotional truth which can persuade you to believe in her most oddball worlds.' -- Helen Chappell Tribune

'Magically oddball ... rarely has such a thing been so entertaining' Time Out

About the Author

Miranda July is a filmmaker, artist and writer. Her collection of short stories, No One Belongs Here More Than You, won the Frank O'Connor International Short Story Award and has been published in twenty-three countries. Her writing has appeared in The Paris Review, Harper's and The New Yorker; It Chooses You was her first book of non-fiction. She wrote, directed and starred in The Future and Me and You and Everyone We Know - winner of the Camera d'Or at the Cannes Film Festival and a Special Jury Prize at Sundance. July's participatory art includes the website Learning to Love You More (with artist Harrell Fletcher), Eleven Heavy Things (a sculpture garden created for the 2009 Venice Biennale), New Society (a performance), and Somebody (a messaging app.) Raised in Berkeley, California, July lives in Los Angeles. www.mirandajuly.com Follow @Miranda_July on Twitter

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Book Info

Publication date

5th February 2015

Author

Miranda July

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Publisher

Canongate Canons an imprint of Canongate Books Ltd

Format

Paperback
224 pages

Categories

Literary Fiction
Short Story Collections
All Shortlists and Winners
eBook Favourites

Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
Short stories

ISBN

9781782116295

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