An Untamed State (Paperback)
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An Untamed State (Paperback)

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Published: 02/07/2015
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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.

An Untamed State 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 wilful 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. An Untamed State establishes Roxane Gay as a writer of prodigious, arresting talent.

Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
ISBN: 9781472119827
Number of pages: 384
Weight: 300 g
Dimensions: 198 x 128 x 28 mm

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“Compelling”

A hard hitting, shocking but ultimately compelling book. This is not for the faint-hearted but it is so well written that you will be drawn in and feel utterly compelled to read it to the end. I would not normally... More

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“”

To sum this book up in one word: incredible. Not for the overly emotional however, written in such a way that one can feel as if they're a close friend of Mireille anxiously waiting for news and justice. Even the... More

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“Impossibly dark, hugely important.”


In this novel Gay explores the chasm in Haiti between rich and poor and contrasts it with life in the US. Mireille Duval James is a young woman from Haiti who lives in America. She is smart and feisty, an attorney... More

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