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Carmen Maria Machado, Elissa Wald


Powell's City of Books Downtown
Mon., Jan. 22, 7:30 p.m. 2018


Recommended by Suzette Smith

Carmen Maria Machado followed an unusual trajectory to reach me: I casually opened her collection Her Body and Other Parties, and it lit me on fire. I’ve experienced this with only a handful of writers whose creativity and language are so fearless and whose images are so specific and unusual that they carry heavier metaphorical resonance than something more homogenized. Machado makes the reader break out into fits of laughter and say to their friends, “Come on. Listen to this part.” Your friends will not want to. They should anyway.

Powell's City of Books

1005 W Burnside, Portland, OR 97205
Hours: Daily 9am-11pm

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  • Daily 9am-11pm
Event Times
This event is in the past.
  • Mon., Jan. 22, 7:30 p.m. 2018