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Author Gay, Roxane, author

Title Ayiti / Roxane Gay
Edition UK edition
Published London : Corsair, 2018


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Description 173 pages ; 21 cm
Contents Motherfuckers -- About my father's accent -- Voodoo child -- There is no "E" in Zombi, which means there can be no You or We -- Sweet on the tongue -- Cheap, fast, filling -- In the manner of water or light -- Lacrimosa -- The harder they come -- All things being relative -- Gracias, Nicaragua y lo sentimos -- The dirt we do not eat -- What you need to know about a Haitian woman -- Of ghosts and shadows -- A cool, dry place
Summary Clever and haunting by turns, Ayiti explores the Haitian diaspora experience. A married couple seeking boat passage to America prepares to leave their homeland. 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. Wise, fanciful, and daring, Ayiti is the book that put Roxane Gay on the map and now, with two previously uncollected stories, confirms her singular vision
Notes "First published in the US by Artistically Declined Press: October 2011"--Title page verso
Subject Women -- Fiction.
Women -- Haiti -- Social conditions -- Fiction.
Man-woman relationships -- Fiction.
Kidnapping -- Fiction.
Haitian Americans -- Haiti -- Fiction.
Port-au-Prince (Haiti) -- Fiction.
Haiti -- Fiction.
Genre/Form Reading nook.
Short stories
Short stories.
ISBN 9781472154170
1472154177 (hardback)
Other Titles Short stories. Selections