Behind the Mic: On the Audiobook Version of Carmen Maria Machado’s Memoir
Jo Reed and Emily Connelly Discuss the Author's Reading of In the Dream House
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Carmen Maria Machado narrates her memoir chronicling an abusive relationship with her former girlfriend with a steady, vulnerable voice. Host Jo Reed and AudioFile’s Emily Connelly share their thoughts on a compelling memoir from the National Book Award finalist (Her Body & Other Parties). Machado and her then-girlfriend, “the Woman from the Dream House,” fell into an intense relationship. She covers the heady emotional terrain of events from their first meeting onward using brief chapters, from many perspectives, breaking through the “archival silence” of women’s accounts of abuse, particularly between queer women.
Listen to today’s episode as AudioFile discusses In the Dream House, out now from HighBridge Audio.
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