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An Untamed State - Roxane Gay
An Untamed State
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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... show more
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 m
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Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781472119810
Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
Pages no: 384
Edition language: English
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Carissa Green Reads
Carissa Green Reads rated it
4.5 Dedicated to All Women
I previously wrote a small post about Roxane Gay's novel, "An Untamed State," here: http://carissagreen50.booklikes.com/post/1135645/reading-order-roxane-gay-edition. I find I have more to say about the book. I don't know if this post really needs a spoiler alert, because its subject is right in t...
Cushla
Cushla rated it
4.0 An Untamed State
Mirielle Duval Jameson's fairy tale life is shattered when, during a visit to Haiti with her American husband and their child, she is kidnapped. Her father, a self-made millionaire, refuses to pay the ransom; and so Mirielle's captors take their revenge - pushing her beyond what she previously thoug...
Angel's Book Reviews 2.0
Angel's Book Reviews 2.0 rated it
3.0 An Untamed State
AN UNTAMED STATE, BY ROXANE GAYThis was, I think, a misunderstanding on my part. When I decided to do this challenge, I asked everybody I know who likes to read for recommendations. This recommendation came from a lovely girl who has bangs, wears sundresses and loves light-hearted, funny, very well-...
bookwookiee
bookwookiee rated it
5.0 An Untamed State
Wow. I don't know if I've ever had such a visceral reaction to a book before. I had to put it down and walk around several times to just absorb what was happening. It is a powerful, powerful book. It almost goes without saying that this would be an extremely difficult read for abuse survivors, but I...
KatieMc
KatieMc rated it
4.5 Sweet baby JESUS, that was one difficult ride
One very well written difficult ride.
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