Difficult Women

  • by Roxane Gay
  • Narrated by Robin Miles
  • 8 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Award-winning author and powerhouse talent Roxane Gay burst onto the scene with An Untamed State and the New York Times best-selling 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.


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So Amazing!

The last short story was so intense, for me, that it took me 3 days to finish listening. Amazing writing, great narrator.
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- Amazon Customer


I deeply admire Dr. Gay's writing and how unflinching she is in handling controversial topics. I'm down for anything she writes.
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- Antoinette

Book Details

  • Release Date: 03-28-2017
  • Publisher: Audible Studios