Monday, May 19 at 7PM
speaking & signing
"This powerful novel about a woman kidnapped for ransom in Haiti grabbed me from the first sentence and held me, riveted and breathless, to the very last page. Gay is unflinching as she conveys the emotional, psychological and physical devastation of Mirielle Jameson during and following her captivity. Mirielle's strength is the real backbone of this novel and held me fast as I worked through the difficult scenes of brutal treatment at the hands of her captors." - Julie
Roxane Gay is a powerful new literary voice whose short stories and essays have already earned her an enthusiastic audience. In "An Untamed State," she delivers an assured debut about a woman kidnapped for ransom, her captivity as her father refuses to pay and her husband fights for her release over thirteen days, and her struggle to come to terms with the ordeal in its aftermath.
|ROXANE GAY's writing has appeared in Best American Short Stories 2012, Best Sex
Writing 2012, Oxford American, American Short Fiction, Virginia
Quarterly Review, NOON, The New York Times Book Review, The Rumpus,
Salon, The Wall Street Journal's Speakeasy culture blog, and many
others. She is the co-editor
of PANK and essays editor for The Rumpus. She teaches writing at
Eastern Illinois University. |
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