An Untamed State

by Roxane Gay | Literature & Fiction | This book has not been rated.
ISBN: 1472119827 Global Overview for this book
Registered by wingLadyIndigowing of Orange, New South Wales Australia on 3/19/2017
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Journal Entry 1 by wingLadyIndigowing from Orange, New South Wales Australia on Sunday, March 19, 2017
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.

Journal Entry 2 by wingLadyIndigowing at Orange, New South Wales Australia on Sunday, March 19, 2017
ordered for MissApril - 2017 Southern Cross Book Exchange

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Journal Entry 4 by alice2623663 at Wollongong, New South Wales Australia on Sunday, April 09, 2017
I can't wait to read this - it's been on the Wishlist for a while after hearing about it on Conversations with Richard Fidler. Thanks!

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