This was recommended to me recently (thanks Susan) and it’s a joy from the start. Quirky, odd and written in a freshly modern manner, The First Bad Man is Miranda July’s first novel, she’s written short stories before, which I’ve also read and loved. The story revolves around a slightly sad sounding character, Cheryl, who I first annoying, then weird and finally ended up absolutely loving. Her journey is equally eccentric, going from lonely office ‘doormat’ to heroine via a type of motherhood. I laughed out loud at the hidden humour and found the whole thing like a breath of freshly written air.
The First Bad Man
Consider the short stories too if you like the sound of this. No One Belongs Here More Than You