Alissa Nutting’s novel features a teacher who preys on 14-year-old boys. Roxane Gay talks to the author of a very bold book.
Roxane Gay’s writing has appeared in Best American Short Stories 2012, Best Sex Writing 2012, Oxford American, American Short Fiction, Virginia Quarterly Review, NOON, The New York Times Book Review, The Rumpus, Salon, The Wall Street Journal, and many others. Her novel, An Untamed State, will be published by Grove Atlantic and her essay collection, Bad Feminist, will be published by Harper Perennial, both in 2014.
Many books have taken up the war on terror, but Roxane Gay reads a novel that deals with the post-9/11 world in allegory.