NY: Where You Belong

May 25, 2007


To celebrate the release of her new collection of short stories No One Belongs Here More Than You
, author Miranda July will give a reading tonight at the New York Public Library. She will be joined be her Califunya friend Becky Stark (of Lavender Diamond) and David Byrne, who said of No One Belongs: "Miranda July's is a beautiful, odd, original voice—seductive, sometimes erotic, and a little creepy too." Burning down the back of the cover jacket! July gives us many reasons to dig the many things that she does. We dig the scene in her film Me and You and Everyone We Know
where the little kid meets the museum curator in the park. We dig when she plays the typewriter during performances by the Sads. And we dig her when she writes passages like this: "We walked back to the front door because he said it was time to go. He said this apologetically, as if I would not be able to live without him. I said this was for the best because I had a lot of work to do. When I said 'a lot of work,' I moved my hands apart to represent all the work. He stared at the space between my palms and asked if I played the accordion."

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NY: Where You Belong