by Roxane Gay

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From New York Times -bestselling powerhouse Roxane Gay, Ayiti 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 Ayiti, 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” (National Post, Canada).

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ISBN-13: 9780802165732
Publisher: Grove/Atlantic, Inc.
Publication date: 06/12/2018
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 320
Sales rank: 688,244
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

Roxane Gay is also the New York Times bestselling author of the memoir Hunger; the story collection Difficult Women; the novel An Untamed State, which was a finalist for the Dayton Literary Peace Prize; the essay collection Bad Feminist; and several comic books in Marvel’s Black Panther: World of Wakanda series. She divides her time between Indiana and Los Angeles.

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Ayiti 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I expected a great deal from Roxane Gay's collection of short stories given her terrific reputation and universal praise from the readers I trust the most. And, she did it. From the very first line through the last of this magnificent collection of short stories, Gay weaves a sensual, sensuous world with heartbreaking beauty, passionate love, and unbelievable violence, and hardship. In fluid, agile poetic stories, she sketches the experience of Haiti as a country, a home, and a distant idea. I fell in love with so many characters, people with so little that they turn to one another rather than evade consciousness with television, delicious food, air conditioning, and beautiful clothing. With each singularly beautiful story, she builds a reality that reflect a world that few of us know but all of us live in and share.