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Geek Love

Geek Love
Author: Katherine Dunn
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 034914110X
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A National Book Award Finalist: This 'wonderfully descriptive' novel from an author with a 'tremendous imagination' tells the unforgettable story of the Binewskis, a carny family whose mater- and paterfamilias have bred their own exhibit of human oddities. (The New York Times Book Review) The Binewskis arex a circus-geek family whose matriarch and patriarch have bred their own exhibit of human oddities (with the help of amphetamine, arsenic, and radioisotopes). Their offspring include Arturo the Aquaboy, who has flippers for limbs and a megalomaniac ambition worthy of Genghis Khan, Iphy and Elly, the lissome Siamese twins, albino hunchback Oly, and the outwardly normal Chick, whose mysterious gifts make him the family's most precious - and dangerous - asset. As the Binewskis take their act across the backwaters of the US, inspiring fanatical devotion and murderous revulsion; as its members conduct their own Machiavellian version of sibling rivalry, Geek Love throws its sulfurous light on our notions of the freakish and the normal, the beautiful and the ugly, the holy and the obscene. Family values will never be the same. Praise for Geek Love 'If Flannery O'Connor had consumed vast quantities of LSD, she might have written like this' Literary Review 'The most romantic novel about love and family I have read. It made me ashamed to be so utterly normal' Terry Gilliam 'I felt electrocuted when I read that first page with Crystal Lil and her freak brood. I stood there in the bookstore and my jaw came unhinged. No book I've read, before or since, has given me that specific jolt' Karen Russell, author of Swamplandia
Geek Love
Language: en
Pages: 400
Authors: Katherine Dunn
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2014-12-04 - Publisher: Hachette UK
A National Book Award Finalist: This 'wonderfully descriptive' novel from an author with a 'tremendous imagination' tells the unforgettable story of the Binewskis, a carny family whose mater- and paterfamilias have bred their own exhibit of human oddities. (The New York Times Book Review) The Binewskis arex a circus-geek family
Band Geek Love
Language: en
Pages: 257
Authors: Josie Bloss
Categories: Juvenile Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2008 - Publisher: Llewellyn Worldwide
The marching band is high school senior Ellie Snow's all-consuming passion until she finds herself in a secret romance with a handsome sophomore.
Caster's Blog: A Geek Love Story
Language: en
Pages: 204
Authors: Marcus Alexander Hart
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2006-03-01 - Publisher: Lulu.com
Ray Caster is a regular guy who drew the short stick on life. He works in a miserable office doing a miserable job. He gets no respect from his co-workers. For that matter, he gets no respect from his friends. Caster's existence is one pathetic downward spiral of TiVo and
Geek Love
Language: en
Pages:
Authors: Shanna Germain, Janine Ashbless
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2012-12-31 - Publisher:
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A Queer and Crip Grotesque
Language: en
Pages: 47
Authors: Megan Wiedeman
Categories: Grotesque in literature
Type: BOOK - Published: 2018 - Publisher:
The grotesque has long been utilized in literature as a means for subverting societal constraints and inverting constructions of normalcy. Unfortunately, in many instances, it has been constructed at the expense of disabled characters using their embodiment as metaphorical plot devices rather than social and political agents. Criticism of the
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Language: en
Pages: 145
Authors: Mechele Armstrong
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2010-12-13 - Publisher: Liquid Silver Books
This year’s science fiction/gaming convention just got interesting! Sam has been hiding behind a male persona for long enough. This is her chance to meet Joel, her favorite online gaming buddy. But someone else has set her sights on Joel, and Sam has to pull out all the stops to
Freakery
Language: en
Pages: 400
Authors: Rosemarie Garland Thomson, Rosemarie Thomson-Garland
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 1996-10 - Publisher: NYU Press
Giants. Midgets. Tribal non-Westerners. The very fat. The very thin. Hermaphrodites. Conjoined twins. The disabled. The very hirsute. In American history, all have shared the platform equally, as freaks, human oddities, their only commonality their assigned role of anomalous other to the gathered throngs. For the price of a ticket,
Geek Dad
Language: en
Pages: 240
Authors: Ken Denmead
Categories: Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2010-05-04 - Publisher: Penguin
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Body Modification
Language: en
Pages: 347
Authors: Mike Featherstone
Categories: Social Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2000-06-06 - Publisher: SAGE
This fascinating collection explores the growing range of body modification practices such as piercing, tattooing, branding, cutting and inserting implants, which have sprung up recently in the West. It asks whether this implies that we are returning to traditional tribal practices of inscribing identities onto bodies on the part of
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Language: en
Pages: 160
Authors: Charlotte M. Wright
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2014-01-14 - Publisher: Routledge
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