Her Body And Other Parties

Carmen Maria Machado
AUD $24.99
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Shortlisted for the 2017 National Book Award: Wonderful and terrible humans skulk in the myths of Carmen Maria Machado's genre-bending debut.

In Her Body and Other Parties, Carmen Maria Machado demolishes the borders between magical realism and science fiction, comedy and horror, fantasy and fabulism. In this provocative debut, startling narratives map the realities of women's lives and the violence visited on their bodies.

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 the store's prom dresses. One woman's surgery-induced weight loss results in an unwanted house guest.

Sexy and caustic, comic and cut-throat, Her Body and Other Parties is brilliant, disturbing and exquisite.

Author bio:

Carmen Maria Machado is a fiction writer, critic, and essayist whose work has appeared in The New Yorker, Granta, Guernica, Electric Literature, The Paris Review, AGNI, NPR, Gulf Coast, Los Angeles Review of Books, VICE, and elsewhere.

She holds an MFA from the Iowa Writers' Workshop and has been awarded fellowships and residencies from the Michener-Copernicus Foundation, the Elizabeth George Foundation, the CINTAS Foundation, the Speculative Literature Foundation, the University of Iowa and the Millay Colony for the Arts. She is the Artist in Residence at the University of Pennsylvania, and lives in Philadelphia with her partner.

Category: Fiction
ISBN: 9781781259528
Awards: Short-listed National Book Award 2017 USA
Publisher: Profile Books
Imprint: Serpents Tail
Pub Date: February 2018
Page Extent: 256
Format: Hard Cover
Subject: Fiction & related items

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