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!