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Difficult Women

(2017)
A collection of stories by

 
 
Award-winning author and powerhouse talent Roxane Gay burst onto the scene with An Untamed State and the New York Times bestselling essay collection Bad Feminist (Harper Perennial). Gay returns with Difficult Women, a collection of stories of rare force and beauty, of hardscrabble lives, passionate loves, and quirky and vexed human connection.

The women in these stories live lives of privilege and of poverty, are in marriages both loving and haunted by past crimes or emotional blackmail. A pair of sisters, grown now, have been inseparable ever since they were abducted together as children, and must negotiate the elder sister's marriage. A woman married to a twin pretends not to realize when her husband and his brother impersonate each other. A stripper putting herself through college fends off the advances of an overzealous customer. A black engineer moves to Upper Michigan for a job and faces the malign curiosity of her colleagues and the difficulty of leaving her past behind. From a girls’ fight club to a wealthy subdivision in Florida where neighbors conform, compete, and spy on each other, Gay delivers a wry, beautiful, haunting vision of modern America reminiscent of Merritt Tierce, Jamie Quatro, and Miranda July.

Genre: Literary Fiction

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Hardback Editions

January 2017 : USA Hardback
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Title: Difficult Women
Author(s): Roxane Gay
ISBN: 0-8021-2539-5 / 978-0-8021-2539-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Grove Press
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Paperback Editions

November 2017 : USA Paperback
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Title: Difficult Women
Author(s): Roxane Gay
ISBN: 0-8021-2737-1 / 978-0-8021-2737-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Grove Press
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January 2017 : UK Paperback
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Title: Difficult Women
Author(s): Roxane Gay
ISBN: 1-4721-5277-8 / 978-1-4721-5277-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: DO NOT USE
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Audio Editions

November 2018 : Audio CD
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Title: Difficult Women
Author(s): Roxane Gay
ISBN: 1-978603-99-1 / 978-1-978603-99-8
Publisher: Audible Studios on Brilliance
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August 2017 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Difficult Women
Author(s): Roxane Gay
Publisher: Hachette Audio UK
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August 2017 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: Difficult Women
Author(s): Roxane Gay
Publisher: Hachette Audio UK
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August 2017 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Difficult Women
Author(s): Roxane Gay
Publisher: Hachette Audio UK
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July 2017 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: Difficult Women
Author(s): Roxane Gay
ISBN: 1-5436-2294-1 / 978-1-5436-2294-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Audible Studios on Brilliance Audio
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March 2017 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Difficult Women
Author(s): Roxane Gay
Publisher: Audible Studios
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March 2017 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Difficult Women
Author(s): Roxane Gay
Publisher: Audible Studios
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Kindle Editions

January 2017 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Difficult Women
Author(s): Roxane Gay
Publisher: Grove Press
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January 2017 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Difficult Women
Author(s): Roxane Gay
Publisher: Corsair
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