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.
“A fiercely honest, imaginatively written, and necessary memoir from one our great young writers.”–Kirkus Reviews, starred review
“Highly recommended to fans of Machado’s fiction and to anyone interested in LGBTQ memoir, domestic abuse, or chilling and precise examinations of human relationships at their worst.”–Booklist, starred review
“Machado has written an affecting, chilling memoir about domestic abuse.”–Publishers Weekly, starred review
Carmen Maria Machado is the author of HER BODY AND OTHER PARTIES, which was a finalist for the National Book Award and winner of the National Book Critics Circle’s John Leonard Prize.
Check out NPR’s interview with the author.