Miranda July’s First Novel “The First Bad Man” Out Now


The delightful multi-hypenate Miranda July has, even though she’s involved herself in so many other art forms including making the film Me and You and Everyone We Know, just released her first novel yesterday.

The First Bad Man follows the life of Cheryl Glickman, a woman with wild imagination of “a soul that migrates between babies”, but lives, in contrast, a much more ordinary life alone working for a nonprofit women’s self defense. The introduction of a self-centered boss’ daughter into her life throws Cheryl’s world out of balance.

Given July’s track record and this premise, which is as wonderfully July-esque as Moonrise Kingdom is as Wes Anderson-esque, we definitely think you should pick up a copy now.