Book Review: Miranda July's No One Belongs Here More Than You

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Oh my. What a beautiful work of fiction this turned out to be. 

Miranda July's No One Belongs Here More Than You is a short story anthology covering themes of love, sex, loneliness, and generally the things you feel as you go through life, good and bad. Sometimes I really struggle with reading and get into a rut wondering what the fuss is about after reading so many books that failed to touch me in any way. Then I picked this up and felt like I was being thrown around with all these emotions I had scarcely felt before. July's stories of heartbreak really do hurt. 

Her stories can be bizarre and disorienting, but never fail in their beauty. Favourites of mine were 'Making Love in 2003' (childhood trauma and love affairs) and 'The Shared Patio' which is the first story of the collection. 

I would love to know if any of you have read this collection or are fans of Miranda July. To anyone who hasn't read this, I would thoroughly recommend you add this to the top of your TBR as it's such a quick read and affected me more than a piece of literature has in a long time.

*****/5

M x

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