No One Belongs Here More Than You

By Miranda July
(Scribner Book Company, Paperback, 9780743299411, 205pp.)

Publication Date: May 2008

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"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.

About the Author
Miranda July is a filmmaker, writer, and artist. Her stories have appeared in "The New Yorker, The Paris Review, " and "Harper's. "The story collection" No One Belongs Here More Than You "won the Frank O'Connor International Short Story Award and has been published in twenty-three countries. She wrote, directed, and starred in "The Future". Her film, "Me and You and Everyone We Know", received a special jury prize at the Sundance Film Festival and the CamEra d'Or at Cannes. In 2014 she debuted the audience-participatory performance, New Society, at the Walker Art Center, and launched the messaging service app, Somebody.
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