Carmen Maria Machado. Photography: Miranda Barnes

Author Carmen Maria Machado Submits Her Story for the Record

The National Book Award finalist’s upcoming memoir—about emotional and psychological abuse in a lesbian relationship—goes beyond the universal

Cassie da Costa
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14 min readNov 4, 2019

CCarmen Maria Machado told me she writes for herself. Still, within any self, there are many others. Her second book, In the