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Roxane Gay is an award-winning literary voice praised for her fearless and vivid prose, and her debut collection Ayiti exemplifies the raw talent that made her "one of the voices of our age" ( National Post , Canada).

Clever and haunting by turns, Ayiti explores the Haitian diaspora experience. A married couple seeking boat passage to America prepares to leave their homeland. A mother takes a foreign soldier into her home as a boarder, and into her bed. And a woman conceives a daughter on the bank of a river while fleeing a horrific massacre, a daughter who later moves to America for a new life but is perpetually haunted by the mysterious scent of blood. Wise, fanciful, and daring, Ayiti is the book that put Roxane Gay on the map and now, with two previously uncollected stories, confirms her singular vision.

Publisher: New York, New York : Grove Press, an imprint of Grove Atlantic, c2018
ISBN: 9780802128263
Branch Call Number: FIC GAY
Characteristics: 173 pages ; 19 cm


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Feb 07, 2019

Erotic and humane. Roxanne Gay knows how to make you feel things.

JCLEmmaF Jun 27, 2018

short stories on humanness and immigration. love how length and topics differed, from a complex story of femininity and trauma, to a quick portrait of a man who eats hot pockets. very good.

LPL_KimberlyL Jun 21, 2018

Ayiti is Roxane Gay's lesser known short story collection - first published before Bad Feminist made her a recognized name. Roxane Gay is best with her short fiction and in this collection she EXCELS. The stories are terrible and beautiful; almost fairytale-esque in their execution. Pick this book up on your busy days or lunch breaks so you can savor it one story at a time.


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