The First Bad Man: A Novel Audiobook, by Miranda July Play Audiobook Sample

The First Bad Man: A Novel Audiobook

The First Bad Man: A Novel Audiobook, by Miranda July Play Audiobook Sample
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Read By: Miranda July Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio Listen Time: at 1.0x Speed 5.33 hours at 1.5x Speed 4.00 hours at 2.0x Speed Release Date: January 2015 Format: Unabridged Audiobook ISBN: 9781442380691

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Longest Chapter Length:

49:43 minutes

Shortest Chapter Length:

32 seconds

Average Chapter Length:

27:03 minutes

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Publisher Description

The New York Times bestselling debut novel from Miranda July, acclaimed filmmaker, artist, and author, whose new movie Kajillionaire is in theatres now.

Cheryl Glickman believes in romances that span centuries and a soul that migrates between babies. She works at a women’s self-defense nonprofit 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 a lifetime.

Tender, gripping, slyly hilarious, infused with raging sexual fantasies and fierce maternal love, Miranda July’s first novel confirms her as a spectacularly original, iconic, and important voice today, and a writer for all time.

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“July’s writing is strange and beautiful, with enough cleverness woven into the characters’ strange fantasy lives to keep readers contemplating the family roles and games adults undertake.”

— Publishers Weekly 


  • “July’s debut novel is an audacious cacophony of comedy angst and bizarre mating rituals.”

    — O, The Oprah Magazine


  • Selected for the January 2015 Indie Next List
  • A New York Times Editor’s Choice
  • A 2015 New York Times Book Review Notable Book

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About Miranda July

Miranda July is the author of No One Belongs Here More Than You, winner of the Frank O’Connor International Short Story Award. Her writing has appeared in the New Yorker, Harper’s, and the Paris Review. She wrote, directed, and starred in the film Me and You and Everyone We Know, which won a special jury prize at the Sundance Film Festival and the Camera d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival.