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Geek Love (Paperback)

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Lil Binewski, born a Boston aristocrat, was in her time the most stylish of geeks. That is to say she made her living by biting the heads off live chickens in front of a Carnival audience. This she gave up for doting motherhood, because she had her fairground- owning husband had a money spinning idea. Throughout each pregnancy Lil gobbles pesticides, experiments with drugs and douses herself with radiation to ensure that she prodcues infants grotesque enough to keep the turnstiles clicking. She does. Arturo the Aqua Boy is a limbless megalomaniac, Electra and Iphigenia are musically gifted Siamese twins with a penchant for prostitution and Fortunato is possessed of stange telekinetic powers. Their story- by turns shocking, tender, touching and cruel- is narrated by their sister Olympia. She is a bald, hunchbacked, albino dwarf.

Fiction & PoetryModern & contemporary fiction post c 1945 Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group Publication Date: 01/11/1990 ISBN-13: 9780349100869  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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Katherine Dunn was a journalist, an advice columnist, and a boxing correspondent for the Associated Press. She died in 2016.

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Olympia is a bald, hunchbacked albino dwarf, but she is probably the least strange member of her family. Her mother, Lil Binewski, was a carnival geek - she earned a crust biting the heads off live chickens. During each of her pregnancies Lil's husband fed her various poisons so that each child was born with a different mutation, and the whole brood travel America with their family freakshow. Katherine Dunn has crafted a tasteless and shocking exploration of society's relationship with outsiders, but the novel is also a tender and uplifting tale of family and love. - Damon

Charing Cross Rd Bookshop - 11/03/2011

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