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In the Dream House : : a Memoir

Machado, Carmen Maria. Book - 2019 306.766 Ma, Adult Book / Nonfiction / Biography / Literary / Machado, Carmen Maria None on shelf 5 requests 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.

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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.