Book Review

Book Review: Her Body and Other Parties

Her Body and Other Parties
By Carmen Maria Machado

My Edition:
Paperback, 245 pages
2017, Graywolf Press
ISBN: 9781555977887

This collection of shorts focuses on women, the lives they lead and the experiences they have, simply because they are women. Many have a dash of supernatural, paranormal or horror elements, blurring the lines between reality and fiction.

After reading Help Me Follow My Sister Into the Land of the Dead (a short included in a PageHabit box), I enjoyed the way Machado blended a paranormal situation into our current reality and I was excited to discover more of her work. While I enjoy her tone and style, this collection as a whole underwhelmed me.

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