Her Body and Other Parties: Stories (Compact Disc)

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By Carmen Maria Machado, Amy Landon (Narrated by)
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After I was completely stunned by In the Dream House, I just had to read more by Machado. This debut collection of short stories did not leave me wanting--it is completely enthralling. At this point, I feel bad for anyone who hasn't read Carmen Maria Machado. And yes, there is a pandemic story. 

— Lafe


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. A wife refuses her husband's entreaties to remove the green ribbon from around her neck. A woman recounts her sexual encounters as a plague slowly consumes humanity. A salesclerk in a mall makes a horrifying discovery within the seams of the store's prom dresses. One woman's surgery-induced weight loss results in an unwanted houseguest. And in the bravura novella "Especially Heinous," Machado reimagines every episode of Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, a show we na�vely assumed had shown it all, generating a phantasmagoric police procedural full of doppelg�ngers, ghosts, and girls with bells for eyes.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781681686882
ISBN-10: 1681686880
Publisher: HighBridge Audio
Publication Date: October 3rd, 2017
Language: English

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