The Resource Her body and other parties : stories, Carmen Maria Machado

Her body and other parties : stories, Carmen Maria Machado

Label
Her body and other parties : stories
Title
Her body and other parties
Title remainder
stories
Statement of responsibility
Carmen Maria Machado
Creator
Contributor
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • Contains short stories about the realities of women's lives and the violence visited upon their bodies
  • In Her Body and Other Parties, Carmen Maria Machado blithely demolishes the arbitrary borders between psychological realism and science fiction, comedy and horror, fantasy and fabulism. While her work has earned her comparisons to Karen Russell and Kelly Link, she has a voice that is all her own. In this electric and provocative debut, Machado bends genre to shape startling narratives that map the realities of women’s lives and the violence visited upon their bodies.A wife refuses her husband’s entreaties to remove the green ribbon from around her neck. A woman recounts her sexual encounters as a plague slowly consumes humanity. A salesclerk in a mall makes a horrifying discovery within the seams of the store’s prom dresses. One woman’s surgery-induced weight loss results in an unwanted houseguest. And in the bravura novella “Especially Heinous,” Machado reimagines every episode of Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, a show we naïvely assumed had shown it all, generating a phantasmagoric police procedural full of doppelgängers, ghosts, and girls with bells for eyes. Earthy and otherworldly, antic and sexy, queer and caustic, comic and deadly serious, Her Body and Other Parties swings from horrific violence to the most exquisite sentiment. In their explosive originality, these stories enlarge the possibilities of contemporary fiction.
Member of
Assigning source
--Back cover
Awards note
National Book Award Finalist, 2017.
Cataloging source
YDX
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Machado, Carmen Maria
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
  • PS3613.A2725243
  • PS3613.A2725243
LC item number
  • A6 2017
  • H47 2017
Literary form
short stories
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Machado, Carmen Maria
  • Machado, Carmen Maria
  • Machado, Carmen Maria
  • Machado, Carmen Maria
  • Machado, Carmen Maria
  • Machado, Carmen Maria
  • Machado, Carmen Maria
  • Machado, Carmen Maria
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Women
  • Women
  • Man-woman relationships
Label
Her body and other parties : stories, Carmen Maria Machado
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • The husband stitch
  • Inventory
  • Mothers
  • Especially heinous
  • Real women have bodies
  • Eight bites
  • The resident
  • Difficult at parties
Control code
ocn965738096
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
245 pages
Isbn
9781555977887
Lccn
2017930115
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) a2003278
  • (OCoLC)965738096
Label
Her body and other parties : stories, Carmen Maria Machado
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • The husband stitch
  • Inventory
  • Mothers
  • Especially heinous
  • Real women have bodies
  • Eight bites
  • The resident
  • Difficult at parties
Control code
ocn965738096
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
245 pages
Isbn
9781555977887
Lccn
2017930115
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) a2003278
  • (OCoLC)965738096

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