Difficult Women

Difficult Women 1

by Roxane Gay

Paperback / softback Publication Date: 10/01/2017

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A collection of stories of rare force and beauty, of hardscrabble lives, passionate loves, and quirky and vexed human connection from award-winning author and powerhouse talent Roxane Gay

The women in these stories live lives of privilege and of poverty, are in marriages both loving and haunted by past crimes or emotional blackmail. A pair of sisters, grown now, have been inseparable ever since they were abducted together as children, and must negotiate the elder sister's marriage. A woman married to a twin pretends not to realize when her husband and his brother impersonate each other. A stripper putting herself through college fends off the advances of an overzealous customer. A black engineer moves to Upper Michigan for a job and faces the malign curiosity of her colleagues and the difficulty of leaving her past behind.

From a girls' fight club to a wealthy subdivision in Florida where neighbors conform, compete, and spy on each other, Gay delivers a wry, beautiful, haunting vision of modern America.

ISBN:
9781472152770
9781472152770
Category:
Uncategorized
Format:
Paperback / softback
Publication Date:
10-01-2017
Publisher:
Little, Brown Book Group Limited
Country of origin:
United Kingdom
Pages:
224
Dimensions (mm):
234x153x20mm
Weight:
0.3kg

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5 / 5 (1 Ratings)
  • Wonderful, intensely-written short stories

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    This is a very strong collection. There's not one story in this book that hasn't found its mark. The author's voice is alive on the page as she paints whole worlds through the eyes of women. Cutting deep with stories of darkness, violence and oppression but always finding power, brightness, and humanity, the stories of Difficult Women have got me completely hooked.