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Carmen Maria Machado’s Her body and other parties is one of those books that you just never think about. I haven’t been able to get it out of my head since I first picked it up five years ago — which is why it’s the cafemadrid Book Club’s pick for April 2022.
This eerie and disturbing collection of short stories has the dark beauty of an Angela Carter fairy tale and an inspiring power that is all Machado’s. In stories that reef on urban legends, dystopian fiction and Law & Order: SVUMachado returns time and again to the fleshy, porous, boundless bodies of her heroines – and to all the other parties entitled to them.
Join the cafemadrid Book Club as we explore April Her body and other parties† At the end of the month we will meet Machado live on Zoom, and you can comment here† Meanwhile, subscribe to the cafemadrid Book Club newsletter to make sure you don’t miss anything.
The full cafemadrid Book Club schedule for April 2022
Friday April 15: Discussion post on Her body and other parties published on cafemadrid.com
Thursday, April 28, 5 p.m. ET: Virtual live event with author Carmen Maria Machado† Reader questions are encouraged!