Sunday, June 22, 2014

Roxane Gay's six favorite books

Roxane Gay's highly acclaimed debut novel is An Untamed State.

She tagged her six favorite books at The Week magazine. One title on her list:
Disgrace by J.M. Coetzee

The scope and intensity of Coetzee's award-winning novel leave an indelible impression. Set in post-apartheid South Africa, this breathtaking book about a professor banished for seducing a student examines the nation's legacy of inhumanity, middle-aged men behaving badly, and the unexpected intimacy that arises between a father and daughter as they seek mutual understanding.
Read about the other entries on the list.

Disgrace also appears on Adam Ross's five best list of books on cruelty in fact and fiction, Ian Holding's top ten list of books that teach us about southern Africa and among Yann Martel's five favorite books and T.C. Boyle's four favorite books to turn to for comfort; it is one of Vendela Vida's favorite books of the last ten years.

--Marshal Zeringue