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The Resource The first bad man : a novel, by Miranda July

The first bad man : a novel, by Miranda July

Label
The first bad man : a novel
Title
The first bad man
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
by Miranda July
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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 peoples' babies. Cheryl is also obsessed with Phillip, a philandering board member at the women's self-defense nonprofit organisation where she works. She believes they've been making love for many lifetimes, though they have yet to consummate it in this one.When Cheryl's bosses ask if their twenty-one-year-old daughter, Clee, can move into her house for a 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
Summary
A haunted woman's reclusively ordered world is thrown into chaos by a houseguest who bullies her into reality and brings love into her life
Storyline
Pace
Tone
Writing style
Character
Award
New York Times Notable Book, 2015
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10392075
Cataloging source
DLC
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1974-
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July, Miranda
Dewey number
813.6
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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True
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  • Motherhood
  • Role playing
  • Sexual fantasies
  • Infatuation
  • Motherhood
  • Middle aged women
  • Young women
  • Man-woman relationships
Target audience
adult
Label
The first bad man : a novel, by Miranda July
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Content category
text
Control code
000054169696
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
276 pages
Isbn
9781782115045
Lccn
2014008520
System control number
(OCoLC)902994717
Label
The first bad man : a novel, by Miranda July
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Content category
text
Control code
000054169696
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
276 pages
Isbn
9781782115045
Lccn
2014008520
System control number
(OCoLC)902994717

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