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Miranda July sheds her pixie image with novel 'The First Bad Man'

Miranda July sheds her pixie image with novel 'The First Bad Man'

Miranda July — filmmaker, performance artist and now novelist — is ready to leave the old Miranda July behind. You know the one: The curly haired gamin, her impossibly blue eyes swirling with ideas. The irrepressible creative blowing cinematic kisses to the world. Of course, this public image, born around the release of her 2005 Sundance hit, "Me and You and Everyone We Know," and solidified by her celebrated 2007 short-story collection, "No One Belongs Here More Than You," catalyzed skeptics as well as fans. While some romanticized her ability to slip among mediums, seemingly unfettered by marketplace demands (she recently released Somebody, an app designed...

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