Hands down, In The Dream House is one of the best books I’ve ever read. Carmen Maria Machado writes about her experience of an abusive lesbian relationship in a way that’s haunting, sexy and razor-sharp, with language you just want to gobble up. I loved talking to her for Huck magazine.
“I think one of the hardest parts about writing this book was actually writing the happy stuff. It was talking about sex being good, or talking about a kind of happiness that I experienced, because unlike writing about the bad stuff, it requires you to remember a past frame of mind. I don’t think of those past events are as sexy in this moment, but I had to conjure up what it felt like to be in that moment, the way it was before.”