In the Dream House by Carmen Maria Machado

In the Dream House

Carmen Maria Machado

247 pages first pub 2019 (editions)

nonfiction feminism gender lgbtqia+ memoir dark emotional reflective medium-paced


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 rela...

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challenging 49%
tense 39%
informative 28%
hopeful 14%
inspiring 11%
funny 5%
mysterious 3%
adventurous 1%


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