Meet Carmen Maria Machado
- November 30, 2017
The author of Her Body and Other Parties comes to DC on Sat., Dec. 2nd, at 1PM
Machado’s electrifying stories destabilize the familiar truths of psychological realism with jolts of a surreality that’s usually more at home in speculative fiction or outright horror. Writing in the vein of Angela Carter and Clarice Lispector, Machado focuses on women and the unequal power structure that affects all facets of their lives, especially their relation to their own bodies. In one story, she tracks a mysterious epidemic that causes women to evaporate. In another a woman recovering from a trauma develops the power to hear the unspoken thoughts of actors in porn films. Original and subversive, Machado doesn’t just suggest that culture needs an overhaul. She reimagines every episode of Law & Order, turning mere police procedural into something haunting and deeply true.
This event is free to attend with no reservation required. Seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis.
At Politics and Prose, 5015 Connecticut Ave., NW, Washington, DC. Click here for info.