An Untamed State

  • by Roxane Gay
  • Narrated by Robin Miles
  • 11 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

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.


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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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

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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- Julia graham

good story, irritation narration

dramatic story but annoying narration.
I have never heard someone's tone go up for no reason at the end of every sentence.
story was powerful although some descriptive scenes felt a bit gratuitous
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- Helena

Book Details

  • Release Date: 27-10-2015
  • Publisher: Audible Studios