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Her Body and Other Parties (edició 2017)

de Carmen Maria Machado

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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, 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 ofLaw & 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 Partiesswings from horrific violence to the most exquisite sentiment. In their explosive originality, these stories enlarge the possibilities of contemporary fiction.… (més)
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Títol:Her Body and Other Parties
Autors:Carmen Maria Machado
Informació:Serpent's Tail, Kindle Edition, 256 pages
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Her Body and Other Parties: Stories de Carmen Maria Machado

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This collection blew me away. The author crafted sentences that I read again and again. Her way of writing is so original and creative — like nothing I’ve read before. The stories were dark and haunting and so incredibly well-written. I savored them. ( )
  emma_mc | Nov 25, 2021 |
First of all, the collection is very queer (only 2 stories features a heterosexual couple) and matter-of-fact about it, which I love. But maybe her style isn't for me. Every story has at least one little quirk in it that's so interesting, but it's unexplored in favor of the relationships between characters, and I'm more plot-driven.

"The Husband Stitch" - 4
A really interesting story based off an old folktale about a woman with a green ribbon o her neck. I have a few questions (like why the ribbon is on a different place for each woman, which makes no sense), and I don't think I quite got the message, but it's so well written and entertaining that it doesn't matter.

"Inventory" - 3
A tale of the end of the world told through an inventory of who the narrator has been with. Really interesting concept, but didn't quite land and I'm not quite sure why. Maybe too much emphasis on the relationships rather than the plot (but I'm sure that's what she wanted)?

"Mothers" - 2
Confusing. Two women have a baby(?) and one becomes abusive(?) and they stay together for a while but then break up(?).

"Especially Heinous" - 4
So so interesting (a story told through "episodes" of a Law and Order ripoff), and I didn't want to like it but I did. Just missed 5 stars because I wanted and needed a little more explanation (Who are the doppelgängers?? Why did they appear? What was up with things passing through them and affecting random people?? Give me more!)

"Real Women Have Bodies" - 3
Eh. Interesting enough, I guess, but not spectacular. Women have started to literally disappear, and find themselves drawn towards objects.

"Eight Bites" - 3
A woman undergoes some kind of bariatric surgery to lose weight. ANOTHER one where I was left wanting and questioning (what was up with the doctor?), reading into the story for something that would have made it better but not finding it.

"The Resident" - 3
An atmospheric story about a woman at a strange writer's retreat.

"Difficult at Parties" - 4
A woman is traumatized after a break in and implied sexual assault, and while trying to repair her life discovers that she can hear the thoughts of porn actors. This one struck a good balance between grounded with a slight fantastic edge. ( )
  Elna_McIntosh | Sep 29, 2021 |
Best for:
People who like a bit of sex with their short stories.

In a nutshell:
A collection of essays exploring womanhood.

Worth quoting:
‘ “Do you hate my body, Mom?” she says. Her voice splinters in pain, as if she were about to cry. “You hated yours, clearly, but mine looks just like yours used to, so—“ ‘

Why I chose it:
Recommended at my Book Spa appointment.

Review:
Some of these essays are intriguing. All are well written, but they aren’t quite what I was looking for in this book. It starts off strong, with an interesting exploration of a retelling of some urban legends. In the middle, the longest ‘essay,’ however, I basically skipped, as it was a paragraph about each episode of Law and Order SVU. I’m sure there’s something deep or interesting there that I missed, but I didn’t really get it. Another essay, about a writer at a writer’s retreat was engrossing.

As I said, the essays are well-written, and I definitely got sucked into a couple of them. But the collection overall felt uneven to me, and there was a lot more sex in it than I’m looking for in most of my reading. Not looking for something chaste, and I know sex factors into a large part of life for many people, but I don’t really need it in every story I read. And to be fair, there was at least one essay I recall where sex isn’t the focus, and it’s one that I found to be really moving - about a woman considering weight loss surgery.

Recommend to a Friend / Donate it / Toss it:
Donate it ( )
  ASKelmore | Sep 27, 2021 |
*** Who sucked me in***
Simon of SavidgeReads in his October (Rather Large) Book Haul | Part One | 2017 YouTube video published on 17 okt. 2017
  Jonesy_now | Sep 24, 2021 |
My favorites: Inventory, Especially Heinous, Real Women Have Bodies. ( )
  misslevel | Sep 22, 2021 |
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Machado, Carmen Mariaautor primaritotes les edicionsconfirmat
Callís, Maria CabreraTraductorautor secundarialgunes edicionsconfirmat
Glyder, KimberlyDissenyador de la cobertaautor secundarialgunes edicionsconfirmat
Landon, AmyNarradorautor secundarialgunes edicionsconfirmat
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My body is a haunted
house that I am lost in.
There are no doors but there are knives
and a hundred windows.

-Jacqui Germain
god should have made girls lethal
when he made monsters of men.

-Elisabeth Hewer
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For my grandfather
REINALDO PILAR MACHADO GORRIN,
quien me contó mis primeros cuentos, y sigue siendo mi favorito

and for
VAL
I turned around
and there you were
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(If you read this story out loud, please use the following voices: ME: as a child, high-pitched, forgettable; as a woman, the same.
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Table of Contents: The husband stitch -- Inventory -- Mothers -- Especially heinous: 272 views of Law and Order: SVU -- Real women have bodies -- Eight bites -- The resident -- Difficult at 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, 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 ofLaw & 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 Partiesswings from horrific violence to the most exquisite sentiment. In their explosive originality, these stories enlarge the possibilities of contemporary fiction.

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