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Difficult women, Roxane Gay

Label
Difficult women
Title
Difficult women
Statement of responsibility
Roxane Gay
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"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"--
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Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
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Gay, Roxane
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Women
  • Women, Black
  • Interpersonal relations
  • Short stories
Label
Difficult women, Roxane Gay
Instantiates
Publication
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
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
1st Grove Atlantic hardcover ed.
Extent
260 p.
Isbn
9780802125392
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
System control number
  • 234973
  • 847991
Label
Difficult women, Roxane Gay
Publication
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
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
1st Grove Atlantic hardcover ed.
Extent
260 p.
Isbn
9780802125392
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
System control number
  • 234973
  • 847991

Library Locations

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      54 Church St., St. Catharines, Ontario, L2R7K2, CA
      43.1603307 -79.2460639
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