Her Body and Other Parties

Her Body and Other Parties

Stories

Book - 2017
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In Her Body and Other Parties, Carmen Maria Machado blithely demolishes the arbitrary borders between psychological realism and science fiction, comedy and horror, fantasy and fabulism. While her work has earned her comparisons to Karen Russell and Kelly Link, she has a voice that is all her own. In this electric and provocative debut, Machado bends genre to shape startling narratives that map the realities of women's lives and the violence visited upon their bodies.
Publisher: Minneapolis, Minnesota :, Graywolf Press,, 2017.
ISBN: 9781555977887
Characteristics: 245 pages ; 21 cm
Contents: The husband stitch
Inventory
Mothers
Especially heinous
Real women have bodies
Eight bites
The resident
Difficult at parties.
Summary: In Her Body and Other Parties, Carmen Maria Machado blithely demolishes the arbitrary borders between psychological realism and science fiction, comedy and horror, fantasy and fabulism. While her work has earned her comparisons to Karen Russell and Kelly Link, she has a voice that is all her own. In this electric and provocative debut, Machado bends genre to shape startling narratives that map the realities of women's lives and the violence visited upon their bodies.

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made_up_name
Nov 15, 2017

This trashy work of short stories is nothing but pornography.

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dcbrunelle
Nov 14, 2017

Remarkable writing applied to stories which did not have much appeal for me. Too many first-person narrators relating stories of self-defeat and self-loathing. Most of these tales have a heavy undercurrent of rather obsessive sexuality. I'm not prude but I would have preferred variety.

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laphampeak
Nov 04, 2017

Inventive and imaginative. Each story as creative and interesting as the next.

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