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Her Body and Other Parties: Stories

(2017)
A collection of stories by

 
 
Awards
James Tiptree, Jr. Award Best Book (nominee)
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, anger becomes erotic.

A dark, shimmering slice into womanhood, Her Body and Other Parties is wicked and exquisite.

Genre: Literary Fiction

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December 2017 : UK Hardback
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Title: Her Body And Other Parties
Author(s): Carmen Maria Machado
ISBN: 1-78125-952-6 / 978-1-78125-952-8 (UK edition)
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January 2019 : UK Paperback
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Title: Her Body And Other Parties
Author(s): Carmen Maria Machado
ISBN: 1-78125-953-4 / 978-1-78125-953-5 (UK edition)
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Title: Her Body and Other Parties: Stories
Author(s): Carmen Maria Machado
ISBN: 1-55597-788-X / 978-1-55597-788-7 (USA edition)
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June 2018 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Her Body and Other Parties
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Title: Her Body and Other Parties
Author(s): Carmen Maria Machado
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October 2017 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Her Body and Other Parties: Stories
Author(s): Carmen Maria Machado
ISBN: 1-68168-688-0 / 978-1-68168-688-2 (USA edition)
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Title: Her Body and Other Parties: Stories
Author(s): Carmen Maria Machado
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October 2017 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Her Body and Other Parties: Stories
Author(s): Carmen Maria Machado
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December 2017 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Her Body And Other Parties
Author(s): Carmen Maria Machado
Publisher: Serpent's Tail
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October 2017 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Her Body and Other Parties: Stories
Author(s): Carmen Maria Machado
Publisher: Graywolf Press
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA