Due sorelle, letteralmente inseparabili da quando, ancora bambine, sono state rapite, devono fare i conti con il matrimonio di una di loro. Una donna sposata finge di non accorgersi che il marito e il fratello gemello di lui si scambiano di ruolo. Una spogliarellista lotta contro quelli che considera i rischi del mestiere per pagarsi il college. Un ingegnere nera si trasferisce in Michigan per lavoro e qui si scontra con il pregiudizio dei colleghi e la difficoltà di lasciarsi il passato alle spalle. Una ragazza affronta la solitudine come le ha insegnato la madre da bambina, non importa il prezzo da pagare. In questi racconti sfrontati, animati da donne vere e, per questo, difficili, il realismo più crudo sfocia nell'assurdo senza soluzione di continuità e le passioni perdono i loro confini per sfumare l'una nell'altra.
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Difficult Women could have easily been titled Sad Women or Sad Women Having Sex. No, no, no, not every woman is sad, and not every single story is about sex, but that’s the impression it left me. Don’t fret—it’s not too graphic and it’s not porn, it’s just there. I’d love to hear why Gay titled the Leggi tutto
Anyone who does not know who *Roxane Gay* has been living under a rock for too long! She's a phenomenal talented inspiring woman. Roxanne has brought tears to my eyes more than once. She's a feminist who turned to books as a child when her family moved several times and struggled to make friends. Sh Leggi tutto
4.5 Stars! My reviews can also be seen at: https://deesradreadsandreviews.wordpr... Roxane Gay is one talented writer. I'm not usually one for short-stories but I really enjoyed this collection. Many of the stories first appeared in publications such as Best American Mystery Stories, American Short Fi Leggi tutto
my becoming-a-genius project, part 12.5! here is the accursed lowdown: i have decided to become a genius. to accomplish this, i'm going to work my way through the collected stories of various authors, reading + reviewing 1 story every day (in this case 2 a day - i'm allowed to break the rule because i Leggi tutto
Yesterday Goodreads ran a question and answer session with author Roxane Gay in anticipation of the release of her memoir Hunger: A Memoir of (My) Body . I felt that Gay delivered poignant responses as she voiced what it means for her to be a feminist as we move forward through the 21st century. Next Leggi tutto
This. This is the reason why I started reading more short story collections. I knew there must be brilliant books that I would miss otherwise. This collection is absolutely incredible and it might very well end up being my favourite book of 2016 (and I read some really great books this year). There i Leggi tutto
I'd give this 4.5 stars. This is a crazy-good collection, filled with stories that are sometimes quirky, sometimes moving, sometimes ribald, sometimes funny, but nearly always utterly compelling. There are 21 stories in this collection—some last little more than a page, while some are much longer, bu Leggi tutto
A stunning collection of hard-hitting, discomfiting stories about women. In all their forms. Many of the stories here pack a severe emotional punch, or challenge you to think, or disgust you. But what is evident throughout is that Gay is an amazing writer. For someone like me who generally prefers ch Leggi tutto
Anything with Roxane Gay’s name on it is guaranteed to pique my interest. Difficult Women is a collection of short stories that cover a wide range of modern women, from a woman pretending not to realize when her husband switches places with his twin brother to a stripper putting herself through colle Leggi tutto
3.5 stars. Ouch... Maybe it's the mood I'm in, but at times Difficult Women felt almost too harsh and painful for me to keep reading -- I had to temper its effects by breaking up my reading with a few chapters from a book about the Berlin Wall of all things. Difficult Women is a collection of short
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