For the month of May we'll be reading short stories. Our pick for this month is Her Body and Other Parties by Carmen Maria Machado.
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.
Earthy and otherworldly, antic and sexy, queer and caustic, comic and deadly serious, Her Body and Other Parties swings from horrific violence to the most exquisite sentiment. In their explosive originality, these stories enlarge the possibilities of contemporary fiction.
Member or Non-member - this meeting is FREE.
Feel free to stay for our Graphic Novel discussion right after this meeting at 8:30pm!
Get the details on our Book Club here.