A new novel from filmmaker and artist Miranda July is coming next year.
Riverhead will publish July’s All Fours in 2024, the press announced in a news release. It describes the book as “an irreverently sexy, tender, hilarious and surprising novel about a woman upending her life.”
July began her career in performance art and released her full-length film debut, Me and You and Everyone We Know, in 2005, drawing critical raves. She also wrote and directed the movies The Future and Kajillionaire.
Her short fiction has appeared in publications including the Paris Review and the New Yorker, and her first book, the story collection, No One Belongs Here More Than You, was published in 2007. Her debut novel, The First Bad Man, followed eight years later.
All Fours follows an artist who plans a road trip from Los Angeles to New York, only to check into a roadside motel and reinvent herself in a surprising way. Riverhead says the novel “confirms the brilliance of her unique approach to fiction” and “transcends expectation while excavating our beliefs about life lived as a woman.”
July announced the novel on Instagram, writing, “Thank you for generally cheering on all the ways I’ve kept myself sane while writing this book for the last four years. I can’t wait for you to read it.”
All Fours is slated for publication on May 14, 2024.
Michael Schaub is a contributing writer.