An Untamed State

An Untamed State

Fiction & Poetry, Modern & Contemporary Fiction
Paperback Published on: 02/07/2015
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Synopsis

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.

  • Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
  • ISBN: 9781472119827
  • Number of pages: 384
  • Weight: 300g
  • Dimensions: 198 x 128 x 28 mm

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An Untamed State
Gritty and gripping
Wow! I didn't expect to be so gripped by this book, however it is compelling reading and the characters are so well formed, you are there! I found myself s... READ MORE
Peaches