Review by JOANNE BIRD
|Calvin Park Branch||Audiobook CD FIC Gay||
Tell us what you thought about Difficult women
|Title Statement||Difficult women [sound recording] / Roxane Gay.|
|Series||Audible Studios on BrillianceAudio|
|Additional Contributors||Miles, Robin|
|Publication||Grand Haven, Michigan: Brilliance Audio, ℗2017|
|Extent of Item||7 audio discs (8 hr., 54 min.)|
|Standard Number (UPC, etc.)||9781978603998|
|General Notes||Compact discs.
In permanent container.
|Performance Credits||Performed by Robin Miles.|
|Contents||I will follow you -- Water, all its weight -- The mark of Cain -- Difficult women -- Florida -- La negra blanca -- Baby arm -- North country -- How -- Requiem for a glass heart -- In the event of my father's death -- Break all the way down -- Bad priest -- Open marriage -- A pat -- Best features -- Bone density -- I am a knife -- The sacrifice of darkness -- Noble things -- Strange gods.|
|Summary||A collection of stories of hardscrabble lives, passionate loves, and quirky and vexed human connection. 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.|
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|By Location||United States--Fiction|