• Carmen Maria Machado
Cover of Her Body and Other Parties: Stories

Her Body and Other Parties presents a collection of short stories about the realities of womens lives and the violence visited upon their bodies. A wife refuses her husbands entreaties to remove the green ribbon from around her neck. A woman recounts her sexual encounters as a plague slowly consumes humanity. A salesclerk in a mall makes a horrifying discovery within the seams of the stores prom dresses. One womans surgery-induced weight loss results in an unwanted house guest. And in ‘Especially Heinous, Machado reimagines every episode of Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, a show we naïvely assumed had shown it all, generating a phantasmagoric police procedural full of doppelgängers, ghosts, and girls with bells for eyes. --Adapted from publisher description.


Machado, Carmen Maria. Her Body and Other Parties: Stories. Minneapolis, Minnesota: Graywolf Press, 2017.