Geek Love throws a punch. Dunn [has a] tremendous imagination. Will keep you turning the pages.
Powell's This audacious, mesmerizing novel should carry a warning: Dunn's vivid, energetic prose, her soaring imagination and assured narrative skill fuse to produce an unforgettable tale. The premise is bizarre.
Art and Lily, owners of Binewski's Fabulon, a traveling carnival, decide to breed their own freak show by creating genetically altered children through the use of experimental drugs. Eventually their family consists of Arty, aka Arturo the Aqua Boy, born with flippers instead of limbs, who performs swimming inside a tank and soon learns how to manipulate his audience; Electra and Iphigenia, Siamese twins and pianists; the narrator, Oly; and Fortunato, also called the Chick, who seems normal at birth, but whose telekinetic powers become apparent just as his brokenhearted parents are about to abandon him.
More than anatomy has been altered. A spellbinding orator, Arty uses his ability to establish a religious cult, in which he preaches redemption through the sacrifice of body partsdigits and limbs.
I want those who have a choice of tortures and pick me. After a hiatus of almost two decades, the author of Attic and Truck has produced a novel that everyone will be talking about, a brilliant, suspenseful, heartbreaking tour de force.May 13, · Katherine Dunn, famous for her novel "Geek Love," died Thursday at home in Portland, Ore., her son told Willamette Weekly.
Dunn, 70, . Dec 18, · Whatever this is, it started when Nicholas Slopen came back from the dead. In a locked ward of a notorious psychiatric hospital sits a man who insists that he is Dr.
Nicholas Slopen, failed husband and impoverished Samuel Johnson scholar.
Jun 11, · Geek Love is the story of the Binewskis, a carny family whose mater- and paterfamilias set out-with the help of amphetamine, arsenic, and radioisotopes-to breed their Reviews: NPR coverage of Geek Love by Katherine Dunn.
News, author interviews, critics' picks and more. Mar 07, · Geek Love has inspired a sprawling universe of fan art, including this oil and watercolor by Brandon Zimmerman that depicts the novel's conjoined twins, Electra and Iphigenia Binewski..
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|Geek Love Summary & Study Guide||The novel follows through the life of Olympia Binewski, a. Olympia tells the story of her family, the Binewskis, and their unique lifestyle as owners of Binewski's Fabulon, a traveling circus specializing in freaks.|
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This audacious, mesmerizing novel should carry a warning: ``Reader Beware.'' Those entering the world of carnival freaks described by narrator Olympia Binewski, a bald, humpbacked albino dwarf, will f.