Her body and other parties

Her body and other parties


Machado, Carmen Maria

$334.00 MXN


Machado intricately intertwines many different genres to create her own unsettling and fantastical tone in this stunning debut. Rife with stories of violence upon women and their bodies and queer love, Her Body and Other Parties tells an unapologetic and tense narrative about the struggles women are forced to face. Recommended By Brianna B., Powells.com

This remarkable set of stories takes us right into the battle of who owns a woman's body, and, working in multiple genres, blows open a hole of thought and understanding in any reader with empathy. Recommended By Doug C., Powells.com

Her Body and Other Parties, Carmen Maria Machado’s sublimely creepy debut, draws on the lexicons of urban legend, the 19th-century British gothic, and American society’s evolving ideas about female corporeality to tell stories about women on the edge. In the liminal worlds of Her Body and Other Parties — positioned somewhere between 21st-century America and a horrorscape of breathing pavement and sentient dresses — an intangible, living darkness reaches out to hurt women, or convince them to hurt themselves. The dread this darkness inspires powers Machado’s riveting short story collection, which heralds the arrival of a brilliant and incisive writer. Recommended By Rhianna W., Powells.com

Her Body and Other Parties is a collection of stories that boast sentient dresses, spirits of surgically removed fat, women with precariously attached limbs, and the metaphysical refashioning of the television serialization of sexual violence. It's a book that brings striking form to female pain and queer desire, and each story is a feast woven together with sentences that are good enough to eat. Recommended By Cosima C., Powells.com

I still cannot believe that this is a debut title. It's that good. Every person should read this — they may not get it, but it is worth trying. This book encompasses a lovely, wrenching mix of phenomenal prose, intriguing science fiction premises, and a basis in reality that gets to your core. Recommended By Shayna O., Powells.com

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