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In the Dream House: A Memoir
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In the Dream House: A Memoir (Paperback)

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'Ravishingly beautiful' Observer


'Excruciatingly honest and yet vibrantly creative' Irish Times


'Provocative and rich' Economist


'Daring, chilling, and unlike anything else you've ever read' Esquire


'An absolute must-read for 2020' Stylist


In the Dream House is Carmen Maria Machado's engrossing and wildly innovative account of a relationship gone bad. Tracing the full arc of a harrowing experience with a charismatic but volatile woman, this is a bold dissection of the mechanisms and cultural representations of psychological abuse.


Each chapter views the relationship through a different lens, as Machado holds events up to the light and examines them from distinct angles. She casts a critical eye over legal proceedings, fairy tales, Star Trek and Disney villains, as well as iconic works of film and fiction, infusing all with her characteristic wit, playfulness and openness to enquiry. The result is a powerful book that explodes our ideas about what a memoir can do and be.



BiographyMemoirs Publisher: Profile Books Ltd Publication Date: 01/10/2020 ISBN-13: 9781788162258  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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Carmen Maria Machado is the author of Her Body and Other Parties, which was a finalist for the National Book Award and winner of the National Book Critics Circle's John Leonard Prize. She is the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship and is the writer-in-residence at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, where she lives with her wife.

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