Books An Untamed State by Roxane Gay Paperback, 370 pages, Pgw, List Price: $16 | purchase close overlay Buy Featured Book TitleAn Untamed StateAuthorRoxane Gay Your purchase helps support NPR programming. How? Amazon iBooks Independent Booksellers NPR Summary Mireille's perfect life is shattered when she is kidnapped by armed men in front of her father's estate in Haiti and must endure the horrors and torments of her captors while her father inexplicably resists paying for her ransom. Genres: Fiction Also by Roxane Gay Bad Feminist Difficult Women Facebook Twitter Google+ Email NPR stories about An Untamed State The Book Concierge: Find your next read with NPR's 2014 book guide >> NPR hide caption toggle caption NPR Books NPR's Book Concierge: Our Guide To 2014's Great Reads December 3, 2014 NPR staff and critics selected some 250 standout titles. Now it's up to you: Choose your own adventure! Use our tags to filter books and find the perfect read for yourself or someone else. The Week's Best Stories From NPR Books Roxane Gay: 'Bad Feminist,' Real Person July 5, 2014 How do you dig deeper into someone who's already so open about her life, her hopes, her fears? NPR's Annalisa Quinn talks to Gay about her writing, and about not acting happy if you don't feel happy.