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    Her Body And Other Parties

    £8.99
    Recommended by Josephine Jay, our Development, Marketing and Programming Intern:

    My friend gave me this for Christmas and I loved it! Machado’s writing style is ethereal and haunting.

    ‘The Husband Stitch’ (named for the medical procedure sometimes taken to preserve marital satisfaction) begins the collection of stories which trace boundaries of queerness, horror, imagination and reality. I particularly liked ‘Especially Heinous’ which dissects a series of Law and Order SVU.

    Machado flirts with reality, painting a picture of multigenerational and multicultural trauma across the city of New York. It’s beautiful and evocative from start to finish and I would recommend it to anyone looking for a quick and compelling read!

    ISBN: 9781781259535
    AuthorCarmen Maria Machado
    Pub Date03/01/2019
    BindingPaperback
    Pages256
    Availability: In Stock

    SHORTLISTED FOR THE NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FICTION PRIZE 2017
    SHORTLISTED FOR THE INTERNATIONAL DYLAN THOMAS PRIZE 2018
    'Brilliantly inventive and blazingly smart' Garth Greenwell
    'Impossible, imperfect, unforgettable' Roxane Gay
    'A wild thing ... covered in sequins and scales, blazing with the influence of fabulists from Angela Carter to Kelly Link and Helen Oyeyemi' New York Times
    In her provocative debut, Carmen Maria Machado demolishes the borders between magical realism and science fiction, comedy and horror, fantasy and fabulism.
    A wife refuses her husband's entreaties to remove the mysterious green ribbon from around her neck. A woman recounts her sexual encounters as a plague spreads across the earth. A salesclerk in a mall makes a horrifying discovery about a store's dresses. One woman's surgery-induced weight loss results in an unwanted house guest.
    A dark, shimmering slice into womanhood, Her Body and Other Parties is wicked and exquisite.

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    SHORTLISTED FOR THE NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FICTION PRIZE 2017
    SHORTLISTED FOR THE INTERNATIONAL DYLAN THOMAS PRIZE 2018
    'Brilliantly inventive and blazingly smart' Garth Greenwell
    'Impossible, imperfect, unforgettable' Roxane Gay
    'A wild thing ... covered in sequins and scales, blazing with the influence of fabulists from Angela Carter to Kelly Link and Helen Oyeyemi' New York Times
    In her provocative debut, Carmen Maria Machado demolishes the borders between magical realism and science fiction, comedy and horror, fantasy and fabulism.
    A wife refuses her husband's entreaties to remove the mysterious green ribbon from around her neck. A woman recounts her sexual encounters as a plague spreads across the earth. A salesclerk in a mall makes a horrifying discovery about a store's dresses. One woman's surgery-induced weight loss results in an unwanted house guest.
    A dark, shimmering slice into womanhood, Her Body and Other Parties is wicked and exquisite.