In the dream house : a memoir

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Bedford - Nonfiction - BiographyB MachadoOn Shelf
Goffstown Public Library - Nonfiction - Second Floor Nonfiction306.7663 MACChecked OutNovember 13, 2023
Manchester West Branch - Nonfiction - Main Floor - Biography ShelvesB MACHADO, C.Checked OutDecember 26, 2023
Wadleigh Memorial Library - Nonfiction - Adult Nonfiction306.7663 MacOn Shelf

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247 pages ; 24 cm


"In 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."
Lambda Literary Award (LGBTQ Non-Fiction), 2019.


APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Machado, C. M. (2019). In the dream house: a memoir . Graywolf Press.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Machado, Carmen Maria. 2019. In the Dream House: A Memoir. Minneapolis, Minnesota: Graywolf Press.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Machado, Carmen Maria. In the Dream House: A Memoir Minneapolis, Minnesota: Graywolf Press, 2019.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Machado, Carmen Maria. In the Dream House: A Memoir Graywolf Press, 2019.

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