WINNER of the Rathbone's Folio Prize 2021


From the author who brought us the stunningly twisted short story collection ‘Her body and Other Parties’, Machado’s memoir is a heartbreaking, raw and deeply experimental telling of her experience with abuse. Machado tries to make sense of an experience that is simply not represented in the queer literary cannon, or anywhere for that matter.


Machado retells the story in several different genres and through several different frameworks. The result is a breathtaking read that is hard to move on from after it’s done.

In the Dream House; Carmen Maria Machado