No One Belongs Here More Than You

No One Belongs Here More Than You

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eBook - 2007
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Baker & Taylor
The creator and star of Me and You and Everyone We Know presents a collection of short works featuring profoundly sympathetic protagonists whose inherent sensitivities render them particularly vulnerable to unexpected events. 50,000 first printing.

Simon and Schuster
“These delightful stories do that essential-but-rare story thing: they surprise. They skip past the quotidian, the merely real, to the essential, and do so with a spirit of tenderness and wonder that is wholly unique. They are (let me coin a phrase) July-esque, which is to say: infused with wonder at the things of the world.” —George Saunders, author of Tenth of December

Award-winning filmmaker and performing artist Miranda July brings her extraordinary talents to the page in a startling, sexy, and tender collection. In these stories, July gives the most seemingly insignificant moments a sly potency. A benign encounter, a misunderstanding, a shy revelation can reconfigure the world. Her characters engage awkwardly—they are sometimes too remote, sometimes too intimate. With great compassion and generosity, July reveals their idiosyncrasies and the odd logic and longing that govern their lives. No One Belongs Here More Than You is a stunning debut, the work of a writer with a spectacularly original and compelling voice.

Publisher: New York : Scribner, c2007
ISBN: 9781416539674
Branch Call Number: eBOOK
Characteristics: 1 online resource
Additional Contributors: 3M Cloud Library

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In these stories, July gives the most seemingly insignificant moments a sly potency. A benign encounter, a misunderstanding, a shy revelation can reconfigure the world. Her characters engage awkwardly -- they are sometimes too remote, sometimes too intimate. With great compassion and generosity,... Read More »


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LPL_EliH May 03, 2017

Sad, bizarre stories, often X-Rated, with a healthy dose of Chekhovian sympathies. You have to be weird to like it, but who isn't? -- which is exactly July's point.

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elizali
Mar 10, 2017

Miranda July is a writer for the people - all of them, all the time. She writes to human experience even in outlandish situations. While several of her characters are peculiar, to say the least, they are still remarkably relatable. This was a good prequel to The First Bad Man - although I do think her ideas and style are more developed in the novel than these stories.

This is probably my favorite book of all time because it makes me feel all the feelings. I couldn't put it down and when I was done, I bought copies for various friends and had them shipped to them. It's quirky and weird and so beautifully written. Recommended by Gennifer

TSCPL_ChrisB Jun 03, 2016

The stories in Miranda July's collection No One Belongs Here More Than You tell of encounters and relationships outside the realm of what we, as readers, are often exposed to. Surprising is a good word for this collection. The characters and the situations we find them in are surprising to your average reader. The language—at times quirky, other times academic, sometimes banal, other times original—is equally surprising. There is a dichotomy throughout. It's July's ability to weave together stories that are seductive as they are tender that makes No One Belongs... so memorable. There are some standout stories in this collection, some that are average, and some that I forgot about before I started the next. Overall I enjoyed this collection; it was a pleasure to read in ways few short story collections are.

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lukasevansherman
Dec 16, 2015

So are July's narrators supposed to be like mentally challenged or something? That's really the only explanation for these self-conscious, precious, & vacuous short stories. It seems to be working for her. All that said, she's not as obnoxious as Tao Lin.

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uncommonreader
Dec 19, 2013

July's stories are a little odd. Unfortunately, her strong sensibility makes them all seem too much the same.

Miana Aug 03, 2012

This book was suggested to me by a complete stranger. I'm glad I decided to check it out. It was very different and strange but in a good, refreshing sort of way. Some of the stories I didn't care for too much but they were still interesting to read. Some of them I thought were great! I'm glad July has the guts to write about things that are very real life but are not very "main stream".

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bluemeadow
Sep 28, 2010

A stark short story book that raises the question yet again, "How do writers think these things up?!"

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sam
May 22, 2008

So beautifully twisted in an innocent kind of way.

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Cabby
Feb 08, 2008

Amazon.ca top 25 books of 2007.

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Nov 22, 2010

Coarse Language: This title contains Coarse Language.

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victorianoel
Nov 22, 2010

Sexual Content: This title contains Sexual Content.

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PimaLib_ErikaJ May 06, 2015

A collection of beautiful, strange, and stirring short stories by the artist Miranda July.

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