In the Dream House

In the Dream House: A Memoir

Carmen Maria Machado

The 2017 National Book Award finalist takes a daring approach to tracing the evolution of a toxic relationship in her electrifying memoir. Carmen Maria Machado uses different narrative structures to guide her storytelling of her experience dating a woman whom she describes as volatile and dangerous. Weaving in examples from academia, pop culture and history, Machado comments on how we think of abuse in same-sex relationships, culminating in a tour-de-force meditation on trauma, survival and the language we use to talk about it all.

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