To read Her Body and Other Parties is to find queer womanhood spliced into familiar settings: the police procedural, the urban legend, the apocalypse narrative, the ghost story. But Machado does more than that.
I wrote my own Queer Syllabus entry! It’s on one of my all-time favorite short story collections, Her Body and Other Parties by Carmen Maria Machado. You can read the full entry and its neighbors here, and buy this incredible book here. To learn more about the Queer Syllabus, check out my previous post or go read it at The Rumpus!