Win a Copy of "Ayiti" by Roxane Gay
In this seductive collection of stories first published in 2011, Roxane Gay delves into the Haitian diasporic experience through visceral tales that both invite you in and set you reeling.
“In the Manner of Water,” Gay explores the choices of three generations: the mother who stayed to fulfill a promise: “I want to be remembered;” the daughter who fled the scent of blood: “there are some things no medicine can fix;” and the granddaughter straddling two worlds: “I cried to wash us all clean.”
As a collection, these stories ask the reader to examine the brutal realities of abuse and violation, the realities of having one foot in two distinct worlds, and the struggle to unit those separate identities. Despite the grim underpinnings, ultimately, the collection reveals hope and rebirth.
Reviewed for you by librarian Karen S. Publication date is June 12.
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