Sewell kept 40 percent of the money the girls netted by performing sex acts.In addition, Sewell took pictures of the girls’ genitalia, which he offered for sale to potential clients. driver's license photo) surrounded by many of the tattoos he had branded onto the backs of his victims' necks.
Earthy and otherworldly, antic and sexy, queer and caustic, comic and deadly serious, Her Body and Other Parties swings from horrific violence to the most exquisite sentiment.
In their explosive originality, these stories enlarge the possibilities of contemporary fiction.
While he was running his business, Sewell was having sex with a 13-year-old girl.
He also was the father of 14 children with 10 different women.
CARMEN MARIA MACHADO’s work has appeared in Granta, the New Yorker, Guernica, Tin House, NPR, Electric Literature, and elsewhere.
She has been nominated for a Nebula Award and a Shirley Jackson Award, and was a finalist for the Calvino Prize. ANDREA LAWLOR lives in Western Massachusetts and teaches writing at Mount Holyoke College.
One woman’s surgery-induced weight loss results in an unwanted houseguest.
And in the bravura novella “Especially Heinous,” Machado reimagines every episode of Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, a show we naively assumed had shown it all, generating a phantasmagoric police procedural full of doppelgängers, ghosts, and girls-with-bells-for-eyes.
Andrea Lawlor’s debut novel offers a speculative history of early ’90s identity politics during the heyday of ACT UP and Queer Nation.