Winner of the 2007 Frank O'Connor International Short Story Award.
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 factory worker who has never been in love, the result is startling, sexy, and tender by turns. One of the most acclaimed debuts of recent years, Miranda July is a brilliant new voice in fiction.
"Blisteringly good." (
"July's inventive tales swing from laugh-out-loud funny to heart-clenchingly sad." ( Daily Telegraph)
'These stories are incredibly charming, beautifully written, frequently laugh-out-loud funny, and even, a dozen or so times, profound.' (Dave Eggers)
'Laden with offbeat, emotionally isolated characters...mordantly funny.' ( Vogue)
'A magically oddball study of depression, repression, envy, loneliness and aimlessness - and rarely has such a thing been so entertaining.' ( Time Out)
'Weird doesn't begin to cover it, but wonderful (in the literal sense of the word, as in full of wonder) does.' ( Elle)
'The stories and story-fragments keep just the right amount back; twist into something surprising and disconcerting. They are charming and funny, too.' ( Daily Telegraph)
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