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Author : Carmen Maria Machado Pages : 256 pages Publisher : Serpent s Tail 2017-12-14 Language : English ISBN-10 : 1781259526 ISBN-13 : 9781781259528
Description SHORTLISTED FOR THE NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FICTION PRIZE 2017 Brilliantly inventive and blazingly smart Garth Greenwell Impossible, imperfect, unforgettable Roxane Gay A wild thing ... covered in sequins and scales, blazing with the influence of fabulists from Angela Carter to Kelly Link and Helen Oyeyemi New York Times In her provocative debut, Carmen Maria Machado demolishes the borders between magical realism and science fiction, comedy and horror, fantasy and fabulism. Startling narratives map the realities of women s lives and the violence visited on their bodies, both in myth and in practice., 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 a store s dresses., One woman s surgery-induced weight
loss results in an unwanted house guest. Bodies become inconsequential, humans become monstrous, and anger becomes erotic. A dark, shimmering slice into womanhood, Her Body and Other Parties is wicked and exquisite.
Her Body And Other Parties