In the Dream House Machado gets personal and metaphoric in her vignettes that collect a series of events and episodes where she was abused by her female partner. Ponderous question on abuse...."What is the value of proof? What does it mean for something to be true? If a tree falls in the woods and pins a wood thrush to the earth, and she shrieks and shrieks but no one hears her, did she make a sound? Did she suffer? Who's to say?"
Machado writes with melody and provocation. Well done.

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