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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (15,551 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Miranda July Narrator: Miranda July Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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In a series of stories that are shocking, sexy, charming, and ultimately unforgettable, Miranda July explores the hearts and minds of characters who are desperate for human connection and yet don't know what to do when it actually happens. In the brilliant opening story, "The Shared Patio," a woman longs to share her neighbor's life, but learns that her fantasy of him has no resemblance to reality. In "The Swim Team," a young woman teaches three elderly citizens in a town with no water how to swim. A man who works at a leather factory gets set-up by his co-worker for a date that never arrives in "The Sister." In "Something That Needs Nothing," a young woman's job at a peep show changes her identity in the eyes of her friend, allowing for their relationship to take a different course. In these stories Miranda July shows a remarkable skill for inhabiting the hearts and minds of a varied cast of characters, imbuing them with a tenderness and humanity that is the mark of a great writer.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Miranda July is graced with an unabashed love for the basic humanity of her characters.”

    New York Observer

  • “These stories are swift, aching, almost unbearably intense flares of emotion and lyrical language, sent out into the existential darkness of everyday life. July’s characters are orphans and runaways and misfits, insecure, lost, and lonely, but they do their best to find that last remaining scintilla of strength in each other, and in themselves.”

    Time

  • “[July’s] worlds feel real and surreal and separately sad and filled with what one character calls ‘secret joy,’ all at the same time.”

    Seattle Times

  • “At once reflective, sexual, funny, and sad. It’s a non sequitur, but not nonsensical…Her writing exudes a (false) simplicity as contagious and dangerous a model in the hands of less capable writers as the works of Raymond Carver…There stories are marked by an imagination that conjures the incredible, renders it mundane (often through sex), and captures an emptiness of modern spirit.”

    Oregonian

  • “July’s stories are sexy and fast…Her characters are a new lost generation.”

    O, The Oprah Magazine

  • “July’s quicksilver fiction is always surprising, and it takes pains to remind us that, somehow, we all belong somewhere.”

    Miami Herald

  • “Earnest, touching tales of love.”

    Slate

  • “Who will Miranda July’s work appeal to? To borrow the name of her lovely first film, Me and You and Everyone We Know.”

    Entertainment Weekly

  • “[An] astonishingly good collection of short stories.”

    Vogue

  • “Whimsical…Extraordinary tales…At the core of each strange, often comic tale lies the basic human need for love and understanding.”

    Village Voice

  • “July has an unmistakable voice: earnest, funny, and emotionally charged.”

    Details

  • “July’s tales roll out epiphanies so exquisite and bizarre, they’ll  change the way you view life.”

    Jane

  • “Touching on both the mundane and the provocative…[these stories] are written with July’s frank perspective and an emotional eye for detail.”

    Sacramento Bee

  • “Devastatingly personal…Curiously uplifting.”

    Salt Lake Tribune

  • A 2007 Time Magazine Top 10 Book for Fiction

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Darlin' Neal | 2/18/2014

    " Unusual and quirky and worth it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Jess | 2/9/2014

    " Quirky, sad, funny, stunning, sparsely worded and beautiful. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 by Lisa | 1/31/2014

    " I don't usually rate things with 1 or 2 stars because I have too much respect for writers in general, but this book is getting one star because it made me sad and angry. How did this book get so many awards? It's all creepy sex and selfish behavior, and none of it seemed to have a point. I am shaking my head angrily at LIFE. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Emma | 1/9/2014

    " re-reading for inspiration. "

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