內容簡介 獲得2017年吟遊詩人文學獎入圍國家書卷獎小說類決選名單入圍2017年柯克斯評論年度最佳好書決選名單紐約時報紐約客雜誌洛杉磯郵報波士頓全球報柯克斯評論出版家周刊……等眾多媒體一致好評！拒絕老公哀求她拿下脖子上的綠絲帶的女人，在店裡販售的畢業舞會禮服中的縫隙發現驚人秘密的女人，一個不受歡迎的客人因為自己的減肥手術而找上門來的女人，靠著看色情片期望自己可以因此從一場性騷擾中解脫的女人……這些女人的故事都收錄在這本出道作中，作者卡門‧瑪茶朵將童話、科幻、恐怖、魔幻等元素捏進書中這八個故事中，看似怪誕，其中要探索的，是女人生活中所面對的現實及暴力。瑪茶朵的出道作即將當令人驚艷，一出版就獲得眾多媒體、讀者好評，憑藉這本書的成功，讓瑪茶朵入圍、獲得許多重要獎項。Finalist for the National Book Award for Fiction“[These stories] vibrate with originality, queerness, sensuality and the strange.”―Roxane Gay“In these formally brilliant and emotionally charged tales, Machado gives literal shape to women’s memories and hunger and desire. I couldn’t put it down.”―Karen RussellIn Her Body and Other Parties, Carmen Maria Machado blithely demolishes the arbitrary borders between psychological realism and science fiction, comedy and horror, fantasy and fabulism. While her work has earned her comparisons to Karen Russell and Kelly Link, she has a voice that is all her own. In this electric and provocative debut, Machado bends genre to shape startling narratives that map the realities of women’s lives and the violence visited upon their bodies.A wife refuses her husband’s entreaties to remove the green ribbon from around her neck. A woman recounts her sexual encounters as a plague slowly consumes humanity. A salesclerk in a mall makes a horrifying discovery within the seams of the store’s prom dresses. One woman’s surgery-induced weight loss results in an unwanted houseguest. And in the bravura novella “Especially Heinous,” Machado reimagines every episode of Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, a show we naïvely assumed had shown it all, generating a phantasmagoric police procedural full of doppelgängers, ghosts, and girls with bells for eyes.Earthy and otherworldly, antic and sexy, queer and caustic, comic and deadly serious, Her Body and Other Parties swings from horrific violence to the most exquisite sentiment. In their explosive originality, these stories enlarge the possibilities of contemporary fiction.
作者介紹 Carmen Maria MachadoCarmen Maria Machado’s work has appeared in Granta, The New Yorker, NPR, Electric Literature, and elsewhere. She has been nominated for a Nebula Award and a Shirley Jackson Award, and was a finalist for the Calvino Prize. She lives in Philadelphia.