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Difficult Women

Roxane Gay


Little Brown

Fiction & Literature;
Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945);
Short stories


272 pages

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'Phenomenally powerful and beautifully written' the GuardianThe 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.'Gay brings the powerful voice that flows through her work as a novelist and cultural critic to the 21 short stories in her first collection . . . Gay's difficult women are unforgettable''Gay's signature dry wit and piercing psychological depth make every story mermerisingly unusual and simply unforgettable' Harper's Bazaar

By:   Roxane Gay
Imprint:   Little Brown
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 234mm,  Width: 155mm,  Spine: 21mm
Weight:   368g
ISBN:   9781472152770
ISBN 10:   1472152778
Pages:   272
Publication Date:   January 2017
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Roxane Gay is the author of An Untamed State, Bad Feminist and the story collection Ayiti. Her work has also appeared in Glamour, Best American Short Stories, and the New York Times Book Review. She is the co-editor of PANK.

Roxane is a powerhouse of a writer. Lena Dunham Powerful ... Gay's fantastic collection is challenging, quirky, and memorable. Publishers Weekly Different to anything I've read before ... Be warned, it can get a little dark at times, but the collection is worth it Stylist A writer of prodigious, arresting talent Guardian

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