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In the Dream House

 Author: Carmen Maria Machado  Category: Non Fiction  Publisher: Graywolf Press  Published: December 1, 2020  Tags: LGBT BooksMemoir BooksNonfiction Books |

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. She looks back at her religious adolescence, unpacks the stereotype of lesbian relationships as safe and utopian, and widens the view with essayistic explorations of the history and reality of abuse in queer relationships.

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