I can't recommend this book enough! An instant classic in psychological realism, cognitive dysphoria, and queer feminist fiction. A must-read for fans of Shirley Jackson and Angela Carter. Machado is a genre blender and master storyteller, weaving the surreal, fantastical, and the horrific. Incredibly relevant. Gives voice to women's rage, pain, and oppression. Effortlessly shifts from humor to horror. "The Husband Stitch," "The Resident," and "Inventory" are my favorites.
ssential reading for feminists and anyone interested in writing and literature. I couldn't put it down. Russ breaks down the common tactics used to discount, discredit, and bury women's writing. This book is infuriating, inspiring, and validating. I wish I'd read it sooner! Will make you want to read more femme writers.
hooks analyzes our cultural lovelessness and search for love in romantic partnerships, friendships, family, the self, workplace and soul, and guides us on the path to fostering love while critically examining the ways patriarchy, capitalism, and white supremacy have tainted our ideas of love. Will inspire you to form better practices of love.
N.K. Jemisin is the only author to ever win a Hugo award for every book in a series, for her groundbreaking Broken Earth trilogy. This isn't just good fantasy, it's masterful fiction. Jemisin's world-building and complex narrative will suck you in, and her commentary on oppression will hook you.