**The First Bad Man by Miranda July


The First Bad Man is a magnificent portrait of an introvert. A middle-aged woman working for an exploitative non-profit is forced by pushy board members to house their adult daughter. Problems ensue. I found the story to be disturbingly unbelievable,  but the ruminating of the heroine is brilliantly captured, as is her ability to believe in her fantasies of violence, revenge and sex.

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