Format:
Book
Author:
Gay, Roxane, author.
Title:
Difficult women / Roxane Gay.
Edition:
First Grove Atlantic hardcover edition.
First edition.
Publisher, Date:
New York : Grove Press, 2017.
©2017
Description:
viii, 260 pages ; 22 cm
Summary:
"Award-winning author and powerhouse talent Roxane Gay burst onto the scene with An Untamed State and the New York Times bestselling essay collection Bad Feminist (Harper Perennial). Gay returns with Difficult Women, a collection of stories of rare force and beauty, of hardscrabble lives, passionate loves, and quirky and vexed human connection. 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 reminiscent of Merritt Tierce, Jamie Quatro, and Miranda July"-- Provided by publisher.
Subjects:
Man-woman relationships -- Fiction.
Genre:
Short stories.
Other Title:
Short stories. Selections
Contents:
I will follow you -- Water, all its weight -- The mark of Cain -- Difficult women -- FLORIDA -- La negra blanca -- Baby arm -- North country -- How -- Requiem for a glass heart -- In the event of my father's death -- Break all the way down -- Bad priest -- Open marriage -- A pat -- Best features -- Bone density -- I am a knife -- The sacrifice of darkness -- Noble things -- Strange gods.
LCCN:
2016030262
ISBN:
9780802125392 (hardcover)
0802125395 (hardcover)
Other Number:
957223201
System Availability:
8
Current Holds:
0
# Local items:
8
Control Number:
1284504
Call Number:
GAY
Course Reserves:
0
# Local items in:
6
# System items in:
6