Staff Picks - Juliana
"Ex-indie rocker and current bar owner, Karl Bender, finds a wormhole in his Wicker Park apartment and must battle his own self-doubt and hatred if he's to find his best friend and true love across time and space."
"A cousin dies in Virginia. Maybe it's suicide. Maybe it's murder. Or maybe it's a curse spanning generations. A. must travel from London with his mute friend (and possible love) to claim his inheritance, decipher the mystery, and not die."
Miranda July's first novel is quirky, fun, and disarmingly fierce. The First Bad Man has sex, violence, heartbreak, and even some snails.
A fun summer read!* (*Only applies if your version of fun includes: deep regret, butchery, nostalgia, lust, fine dining, bending of space-time, and murder.)