The Resource Difficult women, Roxane Gay

Difficult women, Roxane Gay

Label
Difficult women
Title
Difficult women
Statement of responsibility
Roxane Gay
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
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"--
Member of
Summary
Telling the stories of strong, imperfect, fully realized women, award-winning author Roxane Gay offers diverse protagonists and settings and unusual, often troubling situations in which women are haunted by pain and loss. In "The Mark of Cain," a woman pretends not to know that her abusive husband and his gentler identical twin have switched places; women participate in fight clubs in another story, while a priest refuses to feel bad about an affair in a third. With complex characters and straightforward writing, this collection stands out. -- Description by Shauna Griffin
Tone
Writing style
Award
BCALA Literary Award for Fiction, 2018.
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10547879
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Gay, Roxane
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • FICTION / Short Stories (single author)
  • FICTION / Literary
  • Women
  • Short stories, American
  • Women
Target audience
adult
Label
Difficult women, Roxane Gay
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 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
  • I will follow you
  • The sacrifice of darkness
  • Noble things
  • Strange gods
  • Water, all its weight
  • The mark of Cain
  • Difficult women
  • FLORIDA
  • La negra blanca
  • Baby arm
  • North country
Control code
1716258
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First Grove Atlantic hardcover edition.
Extent
260 pages
Isbn
9780802125392
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2016030262
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40026744339
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780802125392
  • (OCoLC)957223201
Label
Difficult women, Roxane Gay
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 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
  • I will follow you
  • The sacrifice of darkness
  • Noble things
  • Strange gods
  • Water, all its weight
  • The mark of Cain
  • Difficult women
  • FLORIDA
  • La negra blanca
  • Baby arm
  • North country
Control code
1716258
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First Grove Atlantic hardcover edition.
Extent
260 pages
Isbn
9780802125392
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2016030262
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40026744339
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780802125392
  • (OCoLC)957223201

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