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"Before you know it as the years go by, you're just like other people you have seen, with all those peculiar human ailments. Just another vehicle for temper and vanity and rashness and all the rest. Who wants it? Who needs it? These things occupy the place where a man's soul should be." -- Henderson the Rain King

Sunday, June 17, 2007

No One Belongs Here More Than You

Book #21 of my '07 reading list was Miranda July's new short story collection No One Belongs Here More Than You.

Picking up where Me, You and Everyone We Know left off, July's short story collection is more quirky, emotive, unique goodness that's bound to further segregate the already divided indie fan-base. One thing that's clear though is that July is definitely a legit writer whose voice comes through almost as strongly in print as it does in her films. A couple of the highlights for me were "Something That Needs Nothing" and "Mon Plaisir".

Bonus points for gathering one of the finest sets of blurbs I've ever seen, including praise from Dave Eggers, King George Saunders, Amy Hempel and talking head David Byrne.

Excellent Official site <--highly recommended
Miranda July's site
NY Mag review