On the heels of her debut novel, Rumpus Essays Editors Roxanne Gay has created a playlist for the book over at Largehearted Boy. According to Gay, An Untamed State took its cues from Kate Bush, The Talking Heads, and a generous helping of Peter Gabriel:
Writing An Untamed State was an intense experience because there is so much darkness to Mireille’s story, so much sorrow. That isn’t the whole of the novel, though. The music I listened to and put into the novel helped cut through the darkness and it helped me find the joy. Music reminded me why writing this particular story was so necessary.