Roxane Gay

1 Secuestrada

Author : Roxane Gay
Genre :  Fiction & Literature  Books 
Price :  $4.99
Release Date :  2016-08-18
Description :  La vida de Mireille Duval parece un cuento de hadas. Es hija de uno de los hombres más ricos de Haití, tiene un hijo adorable y un marido encantador. Pero todo cambia drásticamente cuando es secuestrada a plena luz del día durante uno de sus viajes a la isla para visitar a su familia. El Comandante, como se hace llamar su raptor, espera que su padre pague el rescate que exige y, sin embargo, él no está dispuesto a hacerlo. Mireille vive trece días en un infierno, sometida a la brutalidad de un hombre que odia todo lo que ella representa.<br /><br /><i>Secuestrada</i> es una emotiva novela sobre los sentimientos más profundos de una mujer que supera una experiencia traumática, pero también una reflexión sobre la violencia que generan las fuertes desigualdades sociales.

2 Bad Feminist

Author : Roxane Gay
Genre :  Social Science  Books  Nonfiction  Fiction & Literature  Literary Criticism  Humor 
Price :  $12.99
Release Date :  2014-08-05
Description :  New York Times Bestseller<br /><br />A collection of essays spanning politics, criticism, and feminism from one of the most-watched young cultural observers of her generation, Roxane Gay.<br /><br />“Pink is my favorite color. I used to say my favorite color was black to be cool, but it is pink—all shades of pink. If I have an accessory, it is probably pink. I read Vogue, and I’m not doing it ironically, though it might seem that way. I once live-tweeted the September issue.”<br /><br />In these funny and insightful essays, Roxane Gay takes us through the journey of her evolution as a woman (Sweet Valley High) of color (The Help) while also taking readers on a ride through culture of the last few years (Girls, Django in Chains) and commenting on the state of feminism today (abortion, Chris Brown). The portrait that emerges is not only one of an incredibly insightful woman continually growing to understand herself and our society, but also one of our culture.<br /><br />Bad Feminist is a sharp, funny, and spot-on look at the ways in which the culture we consume becomes who we are, and an inspiring call-to-arms of all the ways we still need to do better.

3 Hunger

Author : Roxane Gay
Genre :  Biographies & Memoirs  Books  Nonfiction  Family & Relationships 
Price :  $11.99
Release Date :  2017-06-13
Description :  From the New York Times bestselling author of Bad Feminist: a searingly honest memoir of food, weight, self-image, and learning how to feed your hunger while taking care of yourself.<br /><br />“I ate and ate and ate in the hopes that if I made myself big, my body would be safe. I buried the girl I was because she ran into all kinds of trouble. I tried to erase every memory of her, but she is still there, somewhere. . . . I was trapped in my body, one that I barely recognized or understood, but at least I was safe.”<br /><br />In her phenomenally popular essays and long-running Tumblr blog, Roxane Gay has written with intimacy and sensitivity about food and body, using her own emotional and psychological struggles as a means of exploring our shared anxieties over pleasure, consumption, appearance, and health. As a woman who describes her own body as “wildly undisciplined,” Roxane understands the tension between desire and denial, between self-comfort and self-care. In Hunger, she explores her past—including the devastating act of violence that acted as a turning point in her young life—and brings readers along on her journey to understand and ultimately save herself.<br /><br />With the bracing candor, vulnerability, and power that have made her one of the most admired writers of her generation, Roxane explores what it means to learn to take care of yourself: how to feed your hungers for delicious and satisfying food, a smaller and safer body, and a body that can love and be loved—in a time when the bigger you are, the smaller your world becomes.

4 An Untamed State

Author : Roxane Gay
Genre :  Literary  Books  Fiction & Literature 
Price :  $15.99
Release Date :  2014-05-06
Description :  <b>“Once you start this book, you will not be able to put it down. <i>An Untamed State</i> is a novel of hope intermingled with fear, a book about possibilities mixed with horror and despair. It is written at a pace that will match your racing heart, and while you find yourself shocked, amazed, devastated, you also dare to hope for the best, for all involved.”—Edwidge Danticat, author of <i>Breath, Eyes, Memory</i> and <i>The Dew Breaker</i></b><br /><br />Roxane Gay is a powerful new literary voice whose short stories and essays have already earned her an enthusiastic audience. In <i>An Untamed State</i>, 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.<br /><br />Mireille Duval Jameson is living a fairy tale. The strong-willed youngest daughter of one of Haiti’s richest sons, she has an adoring husband, a precocious infant son, by all appearances a perfect life. The fairy tale ends one day when Mireille is kidnapped in broad daylight by a gang of heavily armed men, in front of her father’s Port au Prince estate. Held captive by a man who calls himself The Commander, Mireille waits for her father to pay her ransom. As it becomes clear her father intends to resist the kidnappers, Mireille must endure the torments of a man who resents everything she represents.<br /><br /><i>An Untamed State</i> is a novel of privilege in the face of crushing poverty, and of the lawless anger that corrupt governments produce. It is the story of a willful woman attempting to find her way back to the person she once was, and of how redemption is found in the most unexpected of places. <i>An Untamed State</i> establishes Roxane Gay as a writer of prodigious, arresting talent. <br /><br /><b>“From the astonishing first line to the final scene, <i>An Untamed State</i> is magical and dangerous. I could not put it down. Pay attention to Roxane Gay; she's here to stay.”—Tayari Jones, author of <i>Silver Sparrow</i> and <i>Leaving Atlanta</i><br /><br />“[Haiti’s] better scribes, among them Edwidge Danticat, Franketienne, Madison Smartt Bell, Lyonel Trouillot, and Marie Vieux Chavet, have produced some of the best literature in the world. . . . Add to their ranks Roxane Gay, a bright and shining star.”—Kyle Minor, author of <i>In the Devil’s Territory</i>, on <i>Ayiti</i></b>

5 Difficult Women

Author : Roxane Gay
Genre :  Literary  Books  Fiction & Literature  Short Stories 
Price :  $15.99
Release Date :  2017-01-03
Description :  Award-winning author and powerhouse talent Roxane Gay burst onto the scene with <i>An Untamed State</i> and the <i>New York Times</i> bestselling essay collection <i>Bad Feminist</i> (Harper Perennial). Gay returns with <i>Difficult Women</i>, a collection of stories of rare force and beauty, of hardscrabble lives, passionate loves, and quirky and vexed human connection.<br /><br />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.

6 Not That Bad

Author : Roxane Gay
Genre :  Social Science  Books  Nonfiction  Family & Relationships  Biographies & Memoirs 
Price :  $10.99
Release Date :  2018-05-01
Description :  New York Times Bestseller<br /><br />Edited and with an introduction by Roxane Gay, the&#xa0;New York Times&#xa0;bestselling and deeply beloved author of&#xa0;Bad Feminist&#xa0;and&#xa0;Hunger, this&#xa0;anthology of first-person essays tackles rape, assault, and harassment head-on.<br /><br />Vogue,&#xa0;“10 of the Most Anticipated Books of Spring 2018” *&#xa0;Harper’s Bazaar,&#xa0;“10 New Books to Add to Your Reading List in 2018” *&#xa0;Elle,&#xa0;“21 Books We’re Most Excited to Read in 2018”&#xa0;*&#xa0;Boston&#xa0;Globe,&#xa0;“25 books we can’t wait to read in 2018” *&#xa0;Huffington Post, “60 Books We Can’t Wait to Read in 2018” * Hello Giggles, “19 Books We Can’t Wait to Read in 2018”&#xa0;*&#xa0;Buzzfeed, “33 Most Exciting New Books of 2018”<br /><br />In this valuable and revealing anthology, cultural critic and bestselling author Roxane Gay collects original and previously published pieces that address what it means to live in a world where women have to measure the harassment, violence, and aggression they face, and where they are “routinely second-guessed, blown off, discredited, denigrated, besmirched, belittled, patronized, mocked, shamed, gaslit, insulted, bullied” for speaking out. Contributions include essays from established and up-and-coming writers, performers, and critics, including actors Ally Sheedy and Gabrielle Union and writers Amy Jo Burns, Lyz Lenz, Claire Schwartz, and Bob Shacochis. Covering a wide range of topics and experiences, from an exploration of the rape epidemic embedded in the refugee crisis to first-person accounts of child molestation, this collection is often deeply personal and is always unflinchingly honest. Like Rebecca Solnit’s Men Explain Things to Me, Not That Bad will resonate with every reader, saying “something in totality that we cannot say alone.”<br /><br />Searing and heartbreakingly candid, this provocative collection both reflects the world we live in and offers a call to arms insisting that “not that bad” must no longer be good enough.

7 Speaking of Work: A Story of Love, Suspense and Paperclips

Author : Bernard Schwartz, Jonathan Ames, Lee Child, Billy Collins, Jonathan Coulton, Sloane Crosley, Joshua Ferris, Jonathan Safran Foer, Roxane Gay, Valeria Luiselli, Alain Mabanckou, Aimee Mann, Joyce Carol Oates & Gary Shteyngart
Genre :  Literary  Books  Fiction & Literature 
Price :  Free
Release Date :  2018-01-29
Description :  Lee Child's street corner. Gary Shteyngart's bed. Joyce Carol Oates's classroom. Roxane Gay's dream house. Billy Collins's New York City. Aimee Mann and Jonathan Coulton's kitchen. Valeria Luiselli's writing desk. Sloane Crosley's conference call. Alain Mabanckou's Department of Human Resources. Jonathan Ames's shrink's office. Jonathan Safran Foer's Genius Bar. Joshua Ferris's America.<br /><br />What do these places have in common? More than might initially meet the eye. They're the spaces - real or imagined - where thirteen remarkably talented and original voices do their work. These writers, poets, and singer-songwriters come together to give us a guided tour through the places that inspire them. There's mystery here. Dark confessions. Office crushes. Tales of deals made, careers built and broken, and the love and dread and hope of being at work.Everyone works someplace. This group of authors has created a place that is by turns hilarious, illuminating, shocking, wonderful. It might make you cry. It will certainly make you laugh. And you might never see your own office in the same (fluorescent?) light again.<br /><br />Speaking of Work was commissioned by 92nd Street Y's Unterberg Poetry Center as part of Xerox's Project: SET THE PAGE FREE in support of world literacy.

8 Ayiti

Author : Roxane Gay
Genre :  Literary  Books  Fiction & Literature 
Price :  $15.99
Release Date :  2018-06-12
Description :  From <i>New York Times</i> -bestselling powerhouse Roxane Gay, <i>Ayiti</i> is a powerful collection exploring the Haitian diaspora experience. Originally published by a small press, this Grove Press paperback will make Gay’s debut widely available for the first time, including several new stories. In <i>Ayiti</i>, a married couple seeking boat passage to America prepares to leave their homeland. A young woman procures a voodoo love potion to ensnare a childhood classmate. 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. These early stories showcase Gay’s prowess as one of the voices of our age” (<i>National Post</i>, Canada).

9 The New Black

Author : Richard Thomas, Brian Evenson, Benjamin Percy, Stephen Graham Jones & Roxane Gay
Genre :  Fiction & Literature  Books  Romance  Paranormal  Mysteries & Thrillers  Short Stories 
Price :  $15.99
Release Date :  2014-04-28
Description :  <i>The New Black</i> is a collection of twenty neo-noir stories exemplifying the best authors currently writing in this dark sub-genre. A mixture of horror, crime, fantasy, science fiction, magical realism, and the grotesque—all with a literary bent—these stories are the future of genre-bending fiction.<br /><br /><b>Table of Contents:</b><br />Foreword by Laird Barron<br />Stephen Graham Jones, "Father Son, Holy Rabbit"<br />Paul Tremblay, "It's Against the Law to Feed the Ducks"<br />Lindsay Hunter, "That Baby"<br />Roxane Gay, "How"<br />Kyle Minor, "The Truth and All Its Ugly"<br />Craig Clevenger, "Act of Contrition"<br />Micaela Morrissette, "The Familiars"<br />Richard Lange, "Fuzzyland"<br />Benjamin Percy, "Dial Tone"<br />Roy Kesey, "Instituto"<br />Craig Davidson, "Rust and Bone"<br />Rebecca Jones-Howe, "Blue Hawaii"<br />Joe Meno, "Children Are the Only Ones Who Blush"<br />Vanessa Veselka, "Christopher Hitchens"<br />Nik Korpon, "His Footsteps are Made of Soot"<br />Brian Evenson, "Windeye"<br />Craig Wallwork, "Dollhouse"<br />Tara Laskowski, "The Etiquette of Homicide"<br />Matt Bell, "Dredge"<br />Antonia Crane, "Sunshine for Adrienne"

10 Bad Feminist

Author : Roxane Gay
Genre :  Essays  Books  Fiction & Literature  Nonfiction 
Price :  $13.99
Release Date :  2015-10-06
Description :  "Jag är en dålig feminist, för jag vill inte bli satt på en feministpiedestal. Folk som sätts på piedestaler förväntas posera perfekt. Sedan puttar man ner dem när de klantar till det. Jag klantar till det hela tiden. Betrakta mig som redan nerputtad."<br /><br />I sin hyllade essäsamling skriver Roxane Gay om allt från Alfapet, fat camps, våldtäkter, Bill Cosby, <i>Hungerspelen </i>och <i>Femtio nyanser av honom</i>, till varför man gillar hiphop fast man vet att texterna är sexistiska. Det handlar om kön, politik, etnicitet och sex. Det är sylvasst, roligt, gravallvarligt, beläst och lättsamt, strängt och generöst, allt på samma gång, och alltihop utgår från hennes egen definition av feminism: <i>bad feminism</i>. För alla oss som kanske inte är perfekta, men som ändå vill kalla oss feminister.<br /><br /><i>Bad Feminist </i>är en bok som hittills saknats på svenska: utan ängslighet, utan att snegla på andra eller dissa någon som inte är feminist på "rätt" sätt. Roxane Gay är en av dagens mest spännande skribenter, och hon skriver precis vad hon vill.<br /><br />Översättare: Helena Hansson

11 The Best American Short Stories 2018

Author : Roxane Gay & Heidi Pitlor
Genre :  Fiction & Literature  Books  Literary 
Release Date :  2018-10-02
Description :  <b>Best-selling, award-winning, pop culture powerhouse Roxane Gay guest edits this year’s<i> Best American Short Stories</i>, the premier annual showcase for the country’s finest short fiction.</b><br /><br />Best-selling, award-winning, pop culture powerhouse Roxane Gay brings her “signature dry wit and piercing psychological depth” (<i>Harper’s Bazaar</i>) to selecting<i> The Best American Short Stories 2018.</i>

12 Protectors: Stories to Benefit PROTECT

Author : Andrew Vachss, Charles de Lint, Joe R. Lansdale, Josh Stallings, Roxane Gay, George Pelecanos, Ken Bruen, Wayne D. Dundee, Bill Cameron, Steve Weddle, Johnny Shaw, Todd Robinson, Patti Abbott, Chet Williamson, Dave White, James Reasoner, Charlie Stella, Les Edgerton, Tony Black & Ray Banks
Genre :  Fiction & Literature  Books  Mysteries & Thrillers  Short Stories 
Price :  $5.99
Release Date :  2012-09-10
Description :  41 writers. One cause.<br />We've rallied a platoon of crime, western, thriller, fantasy, noir, horror and transgressive authors to support PROTECT's important work: lobbying for legislation that protects children from physical, sexual, and emotional abuse.&#xa0;<br />Powerful stories from George Pelecanos, Andrew Vachss, Joe R. Lansdale, Charles de Lint, Ken Bruen, Chet Williamson, James Reasoner, Charlie Stella, Michael A. Black, Wayne Dundee, Roxane Gay, Ray Banks, Tony Black, Les Edgerton and 16 more, with 100% of proceeds going to PROTECT.&#xa0;<br /><br />PROTECTORS includes a foreword by rock critic Dave Marsh, and fiction by Patti Abbott, Ian Ayris, Ray Banks, Nigel Bird, Michael A. Black, Tony Black, R. Thomas Brown, Ken Bruen, Bill Cameron, Jen Conley, Charles de Lint, Wayne D. Dundee, Chad Eagleton, Les Edgerton, Andrew Fader, Matthew C. Funk, Roxane Gay, Edward A. Grainger, Glenn G. Gray, Jane Hammons, Amber Keller, Joe R. Lansdale, Frank Larnerd, Gary Lovisi, Mike Miner, Zak Mucha, Dan O'Shea, George Pelecanos, Thomas Pluck, Richard Prosch, Keith Rawson, James Reasoner, Todd Robinson, Johnny Shaw, Gerald So, Josh Stallings, Charlie Stella, Andrew Vachss, Steve Weddle, Dave White, and Chet Williamson.&#xa0;<br /><br />Among PROTECT's victories are the Protect Our Children Act of 2008, which mandated that the Justice Department change course and design a new national nerve center for law enforcement to wage a war on child exploitation, the Hero to Hero program, which employs disabled veterans in the battle against child abuse, and Alicia's Law.&#xa0;<br /><br />Join the fight, with 41 stories by top writers. Be a Protector!

13 Like One of the Family

Author : Alice Childress & Roxane Gay
Genre :  African American  Books  Fiction & Literature 
Price :  $17.99
Release Date :  1986-10-31
Description :  <b>A new edition of Alice Childress’s classic novel about African American domestic workers, featuring a foreword by Roxane Gay</b><br /><br />First published in Paul Robeson’s newspaper, <i>Freedom</i>, and composed of a series of conversations between Mildred, a black domestic, and her friend Marge, <i>Like One of the Family</i> is a wry, incisive portrait of working women in Harlem in the 1950’s. Rippling with satire and humor, Mildred’s outspoken accounts vividly capture her white employers’ complacency and condescension—and their startled reactions to a maid who speaks her mind and refuses to exchange dignity for pay.<br /><br />Upon publication the book sparked a critique of working conditions, laying the groundwork for the contemporary domestic worker movement. Although she was critically praised, Childress’s uncompromising politics and unflinching depictions of racism, classism, and sexism relegated her to the fringe of American literature. <i>Like One of the Family</i> has been long overlooked, but this new edition, featuring a foreword by best-selling author Roxane Gay, will introduce Childress to a new generation.

14 Dress Like a Woman

Author : Abrams Books, Vanessa Friedman & Roxane Gay
Genre :  Photography  Books  Arts & Entertainment 
Price :  $9.99
Release Date :  2018-02-27
Description :  At a time in which a woman can be a firefighter, surgeon, astronaut, military officer, athlete, judge, and more, what does it mean to dress like a woman? <i>Dress Like a Woman</i> turns that question on its head by sharing a myriad of interpretations across history. The book includes 300 incredible photographs that illustrate how women’s roles have changed over the last century. The women pictured in this book inhabit a fascinating intersection of gender, fashion, politics, culture, class, nationality, and race. There are some familiar faces, including trailblazers Amelia Earhart, Angela Davis, and Michelle Obama, but the majority of photographs are of ordinary working women from many backgrounds and professions. With essays by renowned fashion writer Vanessa Friedman and feminist writer Roxane Gay, <i>Dress Like a Woman</i> offers a comprehensive look at the role of gender and dress in the workplace.

15 Um Estado Selvagem

Author : Roxane Gay
Genre :  Romance  Books 
Price :  $22.99
Release Date :  2015-06-29
Description :  Uma vez, numa terra distante, fui raptada… Mantiveram-me em cativeiro durante treze dias. Queriam vergar-me. Não era pessoal. Não fui vergada. É o que digo a mim mesma. Mireille Duval Jameson é a caprichosa filha de um dos homens mais ricos do Haiti. Vive comodamente nos Estados Unidos com o marido e o filho. É privilegiada, amada, altiva. Um estado de graça que terá um fim abrupto. De férias no Haiti, é raptada por um grupo cujo líder abomina tudo o que a família Duval representa. Num país onde a miséria grassa e os raptos são frequentes.

16 I vilt tillstånd

Author : Roxane Gay
Genre :  Fiction & Literature  Books 
Price :  $13.99
Release Date :  2016-04-11
Description :  Mireille Jameson, dotter till en välbärgad familj i Haiti och numer boende i USA, kidnappas i Port-au-Prince mot en lösesumma på 1 miljon dollar. I 13 dagar hålls hon fången medan hennes far vägrar betala och hennes man kämpar för att få henne fri. När hon äntligen släpps börjar hennes mödosamma kamp för att återvända till sitt liv.<br /><br />I vilt tillstånd är både ett familjedrama, en utmanande politisk roman och en stark roman om kärlek. <br /><br />Översättare: Niclas Nilsson

17 Má feminista

Author : Roxane Gay
Genre :  Fiction & Literature  Books 
Price :  $7.99
Release Date :  2016-09-19
Description :  Nesta seleção de ensaios engraçados e perspicazes, Roxane Gay nos leva a uma viagem sobre sua própria evolução como mulher negra, ao mesmo tempo em que nos transporta a um passeio pela cultura nos últimos anos. O retrato que emerge não é apenas o de uma mulher incrivelmente sagaz em contínuo crescimento para compreender a si mesma e à nossa sociedade, mas também o espelho de nós mesmos. Gay fomenta um debate ácido e cômico sobre o feminismo atual – e suas contradições –, política, racismo, violência, transitando entre a cultura pop e a análise crítica. Má feminista é um olhar afiado, e nos alerta, acima de tudo, para a maneira pela qual a cultura que nos envolve torna-nos quem somos.

18 Confesiones de una mala feminista

Author : Roxane Gay
Genre :  Social Science  Books  Nonfiction 
Price :  $11.99
Release Date :  2017-04-17
Description :  La lucha por los derechos de las mujeres ha tomado el mundo por asalto, pero ¿por qué muchas de sus simpatizantes caen en tantas contradicciones? ¿Por qué parece haber tantas malas feministas? Roxane Gay, profesora universitaria, colaboradora de <i>The New York Times</i>, ensayista y novelista con más de un millón de visitas en su charla TED sobre feminismo, tiene algunas respuestas a esas preguntas. <br /><br />La pluma de Gay, filosa como una catana, explora la cultura pop para extraer verdades incómodas acerca de cómo somos representados en el cine, la televisión y la literatura. Con un estilo a veces ácido y corrosivo, otras íntimo y personal, pero siempre potente y crítico, Roxane atraviesa el entretenimiento masivo: desde <i>Cincuenta sombras de Grey</i> hasta <i>Los juegos del hambre</i>; sin olvidar a Quentin Tarantino y <i>Orange is The New Black</i>, para rescatar valiosas lecciones e incómodas verdades sobre la discriminación, el privilegio y la frustración de querer un mundo más justo. <br /><br />Sus ensayos no exigen la credencial de «feminista» para ser leídos. Son una invitación abierta a analizar el entorno en el que estamos inmersos bajo la promesa de que, después de leerlos, creerás firmemente que, como dice la propia Roxane, «tenemos el derecho al mismo respeto».

19 Hunger

Author : Roxane Gay
Genre :  Biographies & Memoirs  Books 
Price :  $23.99
Release Date :  2018-03-06
Description :  ”Det finns inget triumferande i berättelsen om min kropp. Min historia är ingen framgångssaga. Det är, helt enkelt, en sann historia.”<br /><br />Roxane Gay skriver med brutal ärlighet och stort mod om sin kropp och sin hunger, om det trauma som drabbade henne som ung flicka och som förändrade allt. Hur ska man kunna tycka om sin kropp när omvärlden bara visar förakt för den?<br /><br />Översättare: Emö Malmberg

20 Fame

Author : Roxane Gay
Genre :  Biographies & Memoirs  Books  Nonfiction  Social Science 
Price :  $9.99
Release Date :  2018-03-06
Description :  «Il suo corpo è una scena del crimine? Roxane Gay racconta il suo lungo, commovente viaggio per lasciarsi alle spalle la vergogna».<br /> <b>The New York Times Book Review</b><br /><br /> In principio è il candore dei dodici anni. Quando pensi che nessuno a cui vuoi bene possa farti del male. Poi succede l'impensabile. Un atto di violenza feroce. E Roxane, annientata dalla vergogna, incapace di parlare o chiedere aiuto, comincia a mangiare, mangiare, mangiare. A barricarsi in un corpo che diventa ogni giorno piú inespugnabile dagli sguardi maschili, una fortezza dove nessuno sarà piú capace di raggiungerla. Quella di Roxane Gay è la storia di un desiderio insaziabile, di battaglie sempre perse contro un corpo ammutinato, di una lotta contro una cultura che spinge le donne a odiarsi se non corrispondono alle aspettative. Ma la fame di Roxane Gay è anche il motore della sua fenomenale spinta creativa e della sua sulfurea personalità. Oggi è un'intellettuale, attivista e scrittrice, una delle voci piú rispettate della sua generazione. Soprattutto una donna che ha trovato le parole per raccontare la propria storia.<br /><br /> «Luminoso, dotato di uno straordinario rigore intellettuale e davvero commovente».<br /> <b>The New York Times</b> <br /><br /> «Un libro indimenticabile che ogni donna dovrebbe leggere».<br /> <b>San Francisco Chronicle</b><br /><br /> «Nello spazio di una pagina, Gay sa passare dalla leggerezza alla satira sociale, intessendo la propria vicenda di un'ironia straziante».<br /> <b>The Guardian</b>

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