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Roxane Gay



Roxane Gays writing has appeared or is forthcoming in Best American Mystery Stories 2014, Best American Short Stories 2012, Best Sex Writing 2012, A Public Space, McSweeneys, Tin House, Oxford American, American Short Fiction, West Branch, Virginia Quarterly Review, NOON, The New York Times Book Review, Bookforum, Time, The Los Angeles Times, The Nation, The Rumpus, Salon, and many others. She is the co-editor of PANK. She is also the author of the books Ayiti, An Untamed State, Bad Feminist, and Hunger, forthcoming from Harper in 2016.

Genres: Literary Fiction
 
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Made for Love (2017)
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Eat Only When You're Hungry (2017)
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(Wedding Date , book 1)
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The Belles (2018)
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We Cast a Shadow (2019)
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