Tarble Reads: Her Body and Other Parties by Carmen Maria Machado

Thursday, Mar 7 – Feb 7, 2019 5 – 7 pm

Eastern Illinois University
2010 9th St.
Charleston, IL 61920

FREE & Open to the Public

This short story collection burst onto the scene when published in 2017. Parul Sehgal, writing for the New York Times, describes Her Body and Other Parties as “a love letter to an obstinate genre that won’t be gentrified. It’s a wild thing, this book, covered in sequins and scales, blazing with the influence of fabulists from Angela Carter to Kelly Link and Helen Oyeyemi, and borrowing from science fiction, queer theory and horror.” The eight stories that make up this vivid and arrecting collection are wide ranging and mix psychology, magic. and fairy tale into the experiences of women’s bodies and lives.