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In the Dream House : : a Memoir

Machado, Carmen Maria. Book - 2019 Adult Book / Nonfiction / Biography / Literary / Machado, Carmen Maria, 306.766 Ma None on shelf 1 request on 8 copies Community Rating: 5 out of 5

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The author's engrossing and wildly innovative account of a relationship gone bad, and a bold dissection of the mechanisms and cultural representations of psychological abuse. Tracing the full arc of a harrowing relationship with a charismatic but volatile woman, Machado struggles to make sense of how what happened to her shaped the person she was becoming.

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Damn submitted by kerenemoore on August 27, 2020, 1:59am Machado knocks this out of the park. She seeks a vocabulary, a paradigm, a method of communicating the unseen, misunderstood paradox that domestic violence in lesbian relationships presents. She does it artfully, wisely, painting with depth and endless analogies. We are pulled from shock to absurdity and back to reality again. You won't regret this read.

Must Read. submitted by gemr310 on July 1, 2021, 1:59pm Devastating and so important. Machado takes readers through her experience with domestic violence with creativity and poise. I couldn't put this book down.

Love it, plan to return to this again and again submitted by cbae on August 26, 2021, 1:40pm This one really hit hard. Machado weaves a rich and often devastating narrative of a complicated past relationship, drawing on folk tales and mythology to creatively express the nuances of connection between two people. I was sad to read it so quickly, but will return to it again and again. This work contributes important representation of abuse in queer partnerships and calls into question the complexity of any interpersonal relationship.

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PUBLISHED
Minneapolis, Minnesota : Graywolf Press, [2019]
Year Published: 2019
Description: 247 pages ; 24 cm
Language: English
Format: Book

ISBN/STANDARD NUMBER
9781644450031
1644450038

SUBJECTS
Machado, Carmen Maria.
Women authors, American -- 21st century -- Biography.
Abused lesbians -- United States -- Biography.
Lesbians -- United States -- Biography.