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In the Dream House

A Memoir
Narrated by: Carmen Maria Machado
Length: 5 hrs and 29 mins
Categories: LGBT, LGBT Studies
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In the Dream House is Carmen Maria Machado's engrossing and wildly innovative account of a relationship gone bad. Tracing the full arc of a harrowing experience with a charismatic but volatile woman, this is a bold dissection of the mechanisms and cultural representations of psychological abuse. Each chapter views the relationship through a different lens, as Machado holds events up to the light and examines them from distinct angles. She casts a critical eye over legal proceedings, fairy tales, Star Trek and Disney villains, as well as iconic works of film and fiction, infusing all with her characteristic wit, playfulness and openness to enquiry. The result is a powerful book that explodes our ideas about what a memoir can do and be.

©2019 Carmen Maria Machado (P)2019 HighBridge, a division of Recorded Books

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"A dark jewel reflecting something startling - familiar and strange." (Guardian)

"Ravishingly beautiful." (Observer)

"Excruciatingly honest and yet vibrantly creative." (Irish Times)

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a touch stone for queer women

A touch stone for queer women or for a person who wants to understand a queer women's experience with domestic abuse. this book gave me solice in my darkest time. So poteticly beautiful , engaging story you will be twisted and spun, with a friend holding your hand through out.