Wow. I don't know if I've ever had such a visceral reaction to a book before. I had to put it down and walk around several times to just absorb what was happening. It is a powerful, powerful book. It almost goes without saying that this would be an extremely difficult read for abuse survivors, but I've yet to read anything else that deals with this type of violence and transgression so openly, honestly, and fearlessly. This novel perfectly juggles themes of identity, family, love, and power, and does so with such a natural voice. I cannot wait to read more by Roxane Gay.