Geek love

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Knopf, Mar 11, 1989 - Fiction - 347 pages
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Geek Loveis the story of the Binewskis, a carny family whose mater- and paterfamilias set outwith the help of amphetamine, arsenic, and radioisotopesto breed their own exhibit of human oddities. There's 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 preciousand dangerousasset. As the Binewskis take their act across the backwaters of the U.S., inspiring fanatical devotion and murderous revulsion; as its members conduct their own Machiavellian version of sibling rivalry,Geek Lovethrows 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. From the Trade Paperback edition.

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I just wish the vile imagery would go away. - Goodreads
Don't be misled by the font of the title on the cover. - Goodreads
The prose is brilliant, horrifying and hysterical. - Goodreads
The character development is also a bit weak. - Goodreads
Karen Dunn is a good writer. - Goodreads
Plus, the author has a knack for great visual writing. - Goodreads

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User Review  - Charity - Goodreads

This book is complex, creative, and mind-boggling. Perhaps the most difficult aspect of the book is trying to grapple with what it's trying to describe into something you can visualize. It's not that ... Read full review

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User Review  - Jason - Goodreads

WTF?! On the surface, Geek Love has it all: jealousy, betrayal, sexual objectification, and murderous revenge. It's got a whole shitload of family drama topped off with a generous helping of physical ... Read full review

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Katherine Dunn lives in Oregon.

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