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An Untamed State Audiobook

An Untamed State

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Publisher's Summary

Mireille Duval Jameson is living a fairy tale. The strong-willed youngest daughter of one of Haiti's richest sons, she has an adoring husband, a precocious infant son, by all appearances a perfect life.

The fairy tale ends one day when Mireille is kidnapped in broad daylight by a gang of heavily armed men, in front of her father's Port au Prince estate. Held captive by a man who calls himself The Commander, Mireille waits for her father to pay her ransom. As it becomes clear her father intends to resist the kidnappers, Mireille must endure the torments of a man who resents everything she represents.

An Untamed State is a novel of privilege in the face of crushing poverty and of the lawless anger that corrupt governments produce. It is the story of a wilful woman attempting to find her way back to the person she once was and of how redemption is found in the most unexpected of places.

An Untamed State establishes Roxane Gay as a writer of prodigious, arresting talent.

©2015 Roxane Gay (P)2016 Audible, Ltd

What the Critics Say

"An Untamed State is breathless, artful, disturbing and original. I won't ever forget it." (Meg Wolitzer, author of The Interestings)

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    Julia graham 07/11/2015
    Julia graham 07/11/2015 Member Since 2015
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    "Absolute Brilliance"

    This book leaves you counting your blessings, gives you an insight in to a different world. Absolute page turner.

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    richard.storm 09/10/2016
    richard.storm 09/10/2016 Member Since 2012
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    "Not for the faint hearted, brutality and truths"

    Well read and gripping a very sad story showing some of the horrors of kidnapping and poverty.

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    J 10/03/2016
    J 10/03/2016
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    "A good storyr"
    Would you listen to An Untamed State again? Why?

    No, I've read it now, but it's a good story and could very easily be true, it was also good to have her version of what happened to her


    What did you like best about this story?

    The kindness of some unexpected characters


    What about Robin Miles’s performance did you like?

    Pleasant voice


    Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Dont be silly


    Any additional comments?

    no

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    Musicista 06/01/2016
    Musicista 06/01/2016 Member Since 2015
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    "Beautiful book"

    I thoroughly enjoyed Untamed State, a well paced, intelligent and beautifully written story about a woman kidnapped while in Haiti. I read an essay by the author in a broadsheet and was so impressed by her prose that I thought I'd give this novel a try. She is a stylish writer but, more importantly, her words make you think which, in my opinion, is the mark of good fiction. I will definitely read/listen to more books by this very talented young writer.

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