Her Body and Other Parties

Her Body and Other Parties

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Finalist for the National Book Award for Fiction

“[These stories] vibrate with originality, queerness, sensuality and the strange.”—Roxane Gay

“In these formally brilliant and emotionally charged tales, Machado gives literal shape to women’s memories and hunger and desire. I couldn’t put it down.”—Karen Russell

In Her Body and Other Parties, Carmen Maria Machado blithely demolishes the arbitrary borders between psychological realism and science fiction,… (more)

Editorial reviews (3 reviews)


Plus, it offers her readers time to come up for air before plunging into the next intense tale.

Her Body and Other Parties — just announced as a finalist for the National Book Award — is an abrupt, original, and wild collection of stories, full of outlandish myths that somehow catch at familiar, unspoken truths about being women in the world that more straightforward or realist writing wouldn't.

It’s a wild thing, this book, covered in sequins and scales, blazing with the influence of fabulists from Angela Carter to Kelly Link and Helen Oyeyemi, and borrowing from science fiction, queer theory and horror.


Book Details  


Publisher: Graywolf Press (October 03, 2017)

Collection: Graywolf Press

Format: EPUB

Protection: DRM

Language: English


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A selection of cross-genre fiction

Because you may happen to love zombies, humor and mysteries at the same time.


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