The First Bad Man

Miranda July’s debut novel is a tender, gripping, slyly hilarious story infused with raging sexual fantasies and fierce maternal love that establishes her as a writer for all time.

Cheryl Glickman believes in romance that span centuries and a soul that migrates between babies. She works at a women’s self-defence non-profit and lives alone.

When her bosses ask if their twenty-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, leads her to the love of her lifetime.

George R Vaughan


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