Book cover of In the Dream House: A Memoir by Carmen Maria Machadoby Carmen Maria Machado

A revolutionary memoir about domestic abuse by the award-winning author of Her Body and Other Parties

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 relationship with a charismatic but volatile woman, Machado struggles to make sense of how what happened to her shaped the person she was becoming.

And it’s that struggle that gives the book its original structure: each chapter is driven by its own narrative trope―the haunted house, erotica, the bildungsroman―through which Machado holds the events up to the light and examines them from different angles.

Interview with the Author

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Carmen Maria Machado and Namwali Serpell
4/12/20         59 min

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Carmen Maria Machado Takes us ‘In the Dream House’
1/9/20        27 min

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Carmen Maria Machado
11/22/19        56 min

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Carmen Maraia Machado
1/6/20           63 min

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Carmen Maria Machado: In the Dream House
2/3/20               99 min

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The Woman of Your Dreams
11/19/19           26 min

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