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Her body and other parties : stories

Machado, Carmen Maria (author.). Machado, Carmen Maria Husband stitch. (Added Author). Machado, Carmen Maria Inventory. (Added Author). Machado, Carmen Maria Mothers. (Added Author). Machado, Carmen Maria Especially heinous. (Added Author). Machado, Carmen Maria Real women have bodies. (Added Author). Machado, Carmen Maria Eight bites. (Added Author). Machado, Carmen Maria Resident. (Added Author). Machado, Carmen Maria Difficult at parties. (Added Author).

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. 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 naïvely assumed had shown it all, generating a phantasmagoric police procedural full of doppelgängers, ghosts, and girls with bells for eyes. Earthy and otherworldly, antic and sexy, queer and caustic, comic and deadly serious, Her Body and Other Parties swings from horrific violence to the most exquisite sentiment. In their explosive originality, these stories enlarge the possibilities of contemporary fiction."--Publisher's description.

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  • ISBN: 155597788X
  • ISBN: 9781555977887
  • Physical Description: 245 pages ; 21 cm
  • Publisher: Minneapolis, Minnesota : Graywolf Press, [2017]
  • Badges:
    • Top Holds Over Last 5 Years: 2 / 5.0

Content descriptions

Formatted Contents Note: The husband stitch -- Inventory -- Mothers -- Especially heinous -- Real women have bodies -- Eight bites -- The resident -- Difficult at parties.
Subject: Queer relationships Fiction
FICTION / Science Fiction / General
FICTION / Short Stories (single author)
Sexual minorities Fiction
Man-woman relationships Fiction
Women Identity Fiction
Women Fiction
Genre: Short stories.
Science fiction.
Psychological fiction.
Short stories.
Science fiction.

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  • 1 of 1 copy available at Lackawanna County Library System.


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