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No One Belongs Here More Than You: Stories | [Miranda July]

No One Belongs Here More Than You: Stories

In a series of stories that are shocking, sexy, charming, and ultimately unforgettable, Miranda July explores the hearts and minds of characters who are desperate for human connection and yet don't know what to do when it actually happens.
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Publisher's Summary

In a series of stories that are shocking, sexy, charming, and ultimately unforgettable, Miranda July explores the hearts and minds of characters who are desperate for human connection and yet don't know what to do when it actually happens.

In the brilliant opening story, "The Shared Patio", a woman longs to share her neighbor's life, but learns that her fantasy of him has no resemblance to reality. In "The Swim Team", a young woman teaches three elderly citizens in a town with no water how to swim. A man who works at a leather factory gets set-up by his co-worker for a date that never arrives in "The Sister". In "Something That Needs Nothing", a young woman's job at a peep show changes her identity in the eyes of her friend, allowing their relationship to take a different course.

In these stories, Miranda July shows a remarkable skill for inhabiting the hearts and minds of a varied cast of characters, imbuing them with a tenderness and humanity that is the mark of a great writer.

©2007 Miranda July; (P)2007 Simon & Schuster Audio

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    Xavier Maupin, OR, USA 01-25-08
    Xavier Maupin, OR, USA 01-25-08
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    "One of the best"

    Having listened to audiobooks for over twenty years, this is one of the best. Wanted to re-start it after it was finished. The author paints unbelievable secnarios, that stretch the imagination. Ordinary thoughts suddenly have extraordinary outcomes. Characters are complex, disturbing and likeable. It has been a along time since I have been so in awe of sheer writing.

    8 of 8 people found this review helpful
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    Nicolas Phoenix, AZ, USA 10-26-09
    Nicolas Phoenix, AZ, USA 10-26-09
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    "Brilliant."

    A wonderful collection of stories that could only have been written by Miranda July. The entire audiobook is filled with her unique brand of awkward comedy. As strange as it may be, it almost feels organic, as if these were real stories, filled with details.

    No one else could have read it as well as she did. Must have for any Miranda July fan.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    chris las vegas, NV, United States 04-17-08
    chris las vegas, NV, United States 04-17-08 Member Since 2005
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    "yes"

    Awesome book. Great narration by the author. There were a few things I disliked, but these minor things didn't take away from the overall audiobook. The author should quit writing and narrate audio full time.

    5 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Max New York, NY, United States 04-21-13
    Max New York, NY, United States 04-21-13 Member Since 2011
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    "Like David Foster Wallace"
    Would you listen to No One Belongs Here More Than You again? Why?

    Yes because Miranda July describes people's interior mental states as well as anyone besides David Foster Wallace. On that score, she's even better than George Saunders.


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    Adelaida ELIZABETH, NJ, United States 12-12-11
    Adelaida ELIZABETH, NJ, United States 12-12-11 Member Since 2011

    I have the best job ever, they pay me for reading :) I manage book clubs, from the book selection, to the discussions.

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    "You'll never get what you expect"
    Where does No One Belongs Here More Than You rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    This is a great audiobook


    What did you like best about this story?

    She has the capacity of twisting the stories in a way you never know what to expect. Her characters are deeply complex.


    What about Miranda July’s performance did you like?

    One of the best things of the book is the fact the author is reading her stories.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    It is a book you can listen story by story, but you need to listen to the complete story before pausing it.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Nancy United States 09-17-12
    Nancy United States 09-17-12 Member Since 2008
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    This is probably the stupidest book I've ever run into. Did a publisher actually pay money for it? I'm very sorry I did!

    1 of 6 people found this review helpful
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