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  • Her Body and Other Parties

  • Stories
  • By: Carmen Maria Machado
  • Narrated by: Amy Landon
  • Length: 8 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 260
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    4 out of 5 stars 235
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 238

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.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Breaks needed

  • By Nora on 04-06-18

I got a third of the way through.

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Reviewed: 10-17-18

I couldn’t finish. That rarely happens to me with books, but it was really not enjoyable or interesting. Read an NPR review which made me initially interested in this book. I finally decided my time was not worth this book.