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Her Body and Other Parties: Stories

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.… (mais)
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Machado's stories are weird and wonderful, about women, about sexuality. They're the kind of surreal, untraditionally plotted stories that make you wonder what they mean.

All the stories play with form in some way or another. Most are successful, but "Especially Heinous" is the weakest in this respect. It's set up as a list of fictional Law & Order: SVU summaries, and while there's a lot of good stuff in there, it doesn't quite stretch to the nearly 60 pages it takes.

Usually in a short story collection I have to push myself towards the end--my attention span starts to lag. I read this in a day. ( )
  arosoff | Jul 11, 2021 |
Generally, I don't read short stories, but this author's works was compared to Karen Russell whose work I enjoy. This wild compilation of eight stories is a debut collection although individually several have previously been published in periodicals.

The two I enjoyed most were "The Husband Stitch" and "Inventory." The former involved a woman who before she was married had two rules for her dates: one, her sexual partner can not finish inside her and, two, he can not touch the green ribbon, which has been around her neck as long as she can remember." If this second rule is hauntedly familiar, you must have sitting around the same campfire with me.

The second involved a biography of her life told from one sexual encounter to another including the context behind each. I loved her prose in this one which often seemed to me like poetry.

Sometimes the climax of the story left me scratching my head, but even in those short stories, I thought her writing was some of the best I have read. If you are a fan of either reading or writing short stories, I would recommend this collection. ( )
  John_Warner | May 28, 2021 |
Machado’s writing is so compelling and colorful that I didn’t care that I didn’t always understand what was happening in these stories. She had me with the first story alone, mostly because I’ve been obsessed with the story of the woman with a ribbon around her neck since I read it for the first time in kindergarten in those way too-scary scary stories to tell in the dark. All those horrifying images and that’s the one that’s stayed with me so it’s nice to know it haunted Machado too. I’m looking forward to reading more from her. ( )
  jobinsonlis | May 11, 2021 |
For me, the only way that ratings work is if I use them to rate my enjoyment of an item rather than the quality of the product.

Machado is clearly a talented writer. She does excellent prose, she confronts interesting topics, her use of metaphor is excellent.

And yet here I am, put off and unimpressed with 'Her Body and Other Parties". For me, I believe it is simply that I am exhausted by the lodestone that is sex that insists on dragging almost every scene of the book down. While I understand there is value in a feminist look at stories and how society seems to control women through sex and bodies, it never the less exhausts me. Is this supposed to be the "empowered" version of women? To be a constant satellite of (bad, overdramatic, penny porn novel) sex, but this time it's good because it's creepy at the end?

It's not for me. However the Quote "I'm not hiding it. It just isn't yours" is enough to earn it a second star, and make me desperately wish this was more my speed. ( )
  shotagofish | May 3, 2021 |
3.5* ( )
  courty4189 | Mar 24, 2021 |
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Machado, Carmen Mariaautor principaltodas as ediçõesconfirmado
Callís, Maria CabreraTradutorautor secundárioalgumas ediçõesconfirmado
Glyder, KimberlyDesigner da capaautor secundárioalgumas ediçõesconfirmado
Landon, AmyNarradorautor secundárioalgumas ediçõesconfirmado
Rodríguez, Laura SalasTradutorautor secundárioalgumas ediçõesconfirmado
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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

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and there you were
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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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