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From New York Times-best-selling powerhouse Roxane Gay, Ayiti is a powerful collection exploring the Haitian diaspora experience. 

In Ayiti, a married couple seeking boat passage to America prepares to leave their homeland. A young woman procures a voodoo love potion to ensnare a childhood classmate. A mother takes a foreign soldier into her home as a boarder, and into her bed. And a woman conceives a daughter on the bank of a river while fleeing a horrific massacre, a daughter who later moves to America for a new life but is perpetually haunted by the mysterious scent of blood. 

Originally published by a small press, this edition will make Gay's debut widely available for the first time, including several new stories.

©2018 Roxane Gay (P)2018 Hachette Audio UK

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"These early stories showcase Gay's prowess as one of the voices of our age." (National Post, Canada). 

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  • 12-21-18

Each story is absolute perfection

This is my first book of Roxanne Gay's. I'm going to head straight into another one.