In the Dream House: A Memoir

Title: In the Dream House: A Memoir
Author: Carmen Maria Machado
Synopsis: For years Carmen Maria Machado has struggled to articulate her experiences in an abusive same-sex relationship. In this extraordinarily candid and radically inventive memoir, Machado tackles a dark and difficult subject with wit, inventiveness and an inquiring spirit, as she uses a series of narrative tropes—including classic horror themes—to create an entirely unique piece of work which is destined to become an instant classic.
Publisher: Graywolf Press
Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

“If, one day, a milky portal had opened up in your bedroom and an older version of yourself had stepped out and told you what you know now, would you have listened?”

@n0vel.id3a posted about In The Dream House: a memoir by Carmen Maria Machado on Instagram a few days ago and I excitedly grabbed it.

It is a gorgeously written tale of a women's journey through life, exploring different tropes to describe her abusive same sex relationship (which is often ignored by society). As a DV survivor, her words evoke a plethora of emotions. Threatening to break up with you is abuse. Withholding sex as punishment is abuse. Not all abuse is bruises and blood.

For any victims and survivors who need support, The National Domestic Abuse Hotline is here for you, 24/7. Call 1-800-799-7233 or 1-800-787-3224 for TTY, or if you’re unable to speak safely, you can log onto or text LOVEIS to 22522.

Computer traffic can not be completely erased. If you are in fear of your safety, please use another method to reach the holtline. Stay safe. You are not alone.

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