Category: Book
By (author): Gay, Roxane
Subject:  FICTION / General
  FICTION / Literary
Audience: general/trade
Publisher: Grove/Atlantic
Published: June 2018
Format: Book-paperback
Pages: 320
Size: 7.25in x 5.00in
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Additional Notes

From The Publisher*

FromNew 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. InAyiti, 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).

Review Quote*

Praise forAyiti:

"Gay . . . rests her stories between worlds, where the unrefined meet the formal, where the beauty of poetic language is never fully swept away from the dirt and grit of honest and genuine moments . . . A debut that feels more like a veteran."-Monkeybicycle

" [Haiti's] better scribes, among them Edwidge Danticat, Frankétienne, Madison Smartt Bell, Lyonel Trouillot, and Marie Vieux Chauvet, have produced some of the best literature in the world. Add to their ranks Roxane Gay, a bright and shining star."-Kyle Minor, author ofIn the Devil's Territory

"Gay's characters demand respect, for themselves and for Haiti."- Necessary Fiction

Biographical NoteRoxane Gay is also theNew York Times bestselling author of the memoirHunger; the story collection Difficult Women; the novelAn Untamed State, which was a finalist for the Dayton Literary Peace Prize; the essay collectionBad Feminist; and several comic books in Marvel'sBlack Panther: World of Wakanda series. She divides her time between Indiana and Los Angeles.