Her Body and Other Parties
"A mysterious green ribbon around a woman's neck. An inventory of lovers, written as the world falls apart. A phantasmagoric reimagining of one of television's most popular shows. These are only a few of the wonders contained in the pages of Her Body and Other Parties... Machado remixes strands of myth, horror, and pop culture and gives us something uniquely her own."
--Alyssa Greene, Lambda Literary
"A muscular strain of feminism runs through this book, whose contemplation of the female body is bound up in sex, power, pleasure, pain, and the fitful struggle against self-loathing. Rarely is a writer as skilled as Machado at evoking corporeality: the myriad sensations of inhabiting flesh and bone, with all its messiness and ecstasies."
--Laura Collins-Hughes, The Boston Globe
A finalist for the National Book Award, the Shirley Jackson Award, the Kirkus Prize, the Los Angeles Times Art Seidenbaum Award for First Fiction, the Dylan Thomas Prize, and the PEN/Robert W. Bingham Prize for Debut Fiction, and the winner of the Bard Fiction Prize, the Lambda Literary Award for Lesbian Fiction, and the National Book Critics Circle's John Leonard Prize. In 2018, the New York Times listed Her Body and Other Parties as a member of "The New Vanguard," one of "fifteen remarkable books by women that are shaping the way we read and write fiction in the twenty-first century."
- 2017 Carmen Maria Machado
Choosing a Book Format
EPUB is the standard publishing format used by many e-book readers including iBooks, Easy Reader, VoiceDream Reader, etc. This is the most popular and widely used format.
DAISY format is used by GoRead, Read2Go and most Kurzweil devices.
Audio (MP3) format is used by audio only devices, such as iPod.
Braille format is used by Braille output devices.
DAISY Audio format works on DAISY compatible players such as Victor Reader Stream.
Accessible Word format can be unzipped and opened in any tool that supports .docx files.