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The Resource In the Dream House

In the Dream House

Label
In the Dream House
Title
In the Dream House
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Subject
Summary
A revolutionary memoir about domestic abuse by the award-winning author of Her Body and Other PartiesIn the Dream House is Carmen Maria Machado's engrossing and wildly innovative account of a relationship gone bad, and a bold dissection of the mechanisms and cultural representations of psychological abuse. Tracing the full arc of a harrowing relationship with a charismatic but volatile woman, Machado struggles to make sense of how what happened to her shaped the person she was becoming.And it's that struggle that gives the book its original structure: each chapter is driven by its own narrative trope—the haunted house, erotica, the bildungsroman—through which Machado holds the events up to the light and examines them from different angles. She looks back at her religious adolescence, unpacks the stereotype of lesbian relationships as safe and utopian, and widens the view with essayistic explorations of the history and reality of abuse in queer relationships.Machado's dire narrative is leavened with her characteristic wit, playfulness, and openness to inquiry. She casts a critical eye over legal proceedings, fairy tales, Star Trek, and Disney villains, as well as iconic works of film and fiction. The result is a wrenching, riveting book that explodes our ideas about what a memoir can do and be
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Machado, Carmen Maria
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Biography & Autobiography
  • Gay/Lesbian
  • Nonfiction
Label
In the Dream House
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Publication
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OVERDRIVE:b9553f78-7189-4a35-aea5-cceefc751b33
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781644451021
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
In the Dream House
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:b9553f78-7189-4a35-aea5-cceefc751b33
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
http://library.link/vocab/inputERC
True
Isbn
9781644451021
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Specific material designation
optical disk

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