Abuse. In her memoir titled, In the Dream House, Carmen Maria Machado explores emotional abuse from a variety of perspectives. Thanks to her fine writing and persistent wit, readers are unlikely to become morose or depressed after reading this book. We can read memoirs to understand things about human nature, including behavior in forms we have not experienced ourselves. The result is a greater appreciation and empathy for what each of us can face, and insight into those interpersonal dynamics that can operate at many different levels.
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