In the Dream House

  • Type: Books
  • By: Carmen Maria Machado
  • Age Category: Adults
  • Genre: Biography & Memoir
  • Recommended by: Jessica T.
  • ISBN/UPC: 9781644450031
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This is intense, beautifully written, and insightful.

A truly unique memoir analyzing her abusive relationship with a charming but volatile woman while in graduate school. Considering her background, self-esteem issues, stereotypes, queer history as it relates to domestic abuse, and more, she examines how she was trapped and, in a sense, trapped herself in a relationship that could have cost her life. It’s harrowing, engrossing, and has a twist I did not see coming.