9781644450031-1644450038-In the Dream House: A Memoir

In the Dream House: A Memoir

ISBN-13: 9781644450031
ISBN-10: 1644450038
Author: Machado, Carmen Maria
Publication date: 2019
Publisher: Graywolf Press
Format: Hardcover 272 pages
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ISBN-13: 9781644450031
ISBN-10: 1644450038
Author: Machado, Carmen Maria
Publication date: 2019
Publisher: Graywolf Press
Format: Hardcover 272 pages

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Acknowledged authors Machado, Carmen Maria wrote In the Dream House: A Memoir comprising 272 pages back in 2019. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 1644450038 and 9781644450031. Since then In the Dream House: A Memoir textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price of $ 5.09 or rent at the marketplace.

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A revolutionary memoir about domestic abuse by the award-winning author of Her Body and Other Parties

In the Dream House is Carmen Maria Machado’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.

And it’s that struggle that gives the book its original structure: each chapter is driven by its own narrative trope―the haunted house, erotica, the bildungsroman―through which Machado holds the events up to the light and examines them from different angles. She looks back at her religious adolescence, unpacks the stereotype of lesbian relationships as safe and utopian, and widens the view with essayistic explorations of the history and reality of abuse in queer relationships.

Machado’s dire narrative is leavened with her characteristic wit, playfulness, and openness to inquiry. She casts a critical eye over legal proceedings, fairy tales, Star Trek, and Disney villains, as well as iconic works of film and fiction. The result is a wrenching, riveting book that explodes our ideas about what a memoir can do and be.

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