Carmen Maria Machado

Carmen Maria Machado is an American writer, essayist, and critic, widely recognized for her innovative work in the genres of speculative fiction, horror, and surrealism. Her notable works include 'Her Body and Other Parties,' which was a finalist for the National Book Award, and 'In the Dream House,' a memoir exploring the complexities of domestic abuse in same-sex relationships. Machado's writing is celebrated for its exploration of the female experience, queerness, and the body.


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  1. 1. Her Body and Other Parties: Stories

    "Her Body and Other Parties: Stories" is a collection of short stories that weave elements of psychological realism and science fiction to explore the realities of women's lives and the violence inflicted upon their bodies. The narratives range from a woman refusing to let her husband remove a green ribbon from around her neck, to a salesclerk in a mall making a horrifying discovery within the seams of the store's prom dresses. The book centers on women's experiences in their bodies, touching on themes of sexuality, gender, and the dynamics of power.