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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 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
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 fast food until the day his life is turned upside-down by a goddess from an auto parts store. With its snappy, conversational writing style, Caster's Blog captures the comedy and tragedy of geek life from a first-hand perspective. To learn more about Caster's Blog, or to download the entire book as a free PDF, visit CastersBlog.com.
My Gay Geek Engagement (Gay Best Friends Love Story)
Language: en
Pages:
Authors: Tabatha Christi
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016-05-12 - Publisher: Tabatha Christi
Genre: Gay Romance / Jock and Geek Romance When Trent and Clark go to Texas to visit Trent’s family and announce their engagement, it’s no surprise that Trent’s father isn’t happy about their relationship. What they don’t expect is for an ex-girlfriend of Trent’s to slap him with a paternity suit. Between the ex and the dad, things aren’t looking good. Can Clark use his analytical skills to find a solution, or will he and Trent have to forfeit their plans for a happy future together? This 16,000 word gay romance contains scenes of gay sex. It’s intended for adult readers. Author Note: This is a standalone HEA gay romance with no cliffhanger. This is the sequel to The Geek and the Newly Gay Jock (now My Gay Geek Crush). Each story is written to stand on its own or be enjoyed together.
The Disability Studies Reader
Language: en
Pages: 454
Authors: Lennard J. Davis, University of Illinois
Categories: Political Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 1997 - Publisher: Psychology Press
The Disability Studies Reader collects, for the first time, representative texts from the newly emerging field of disability studies. This volume represents a major advance in presenting the most important writings about disability with an emphasis on those writers working from a materialist and postmodernist perspective. Drawing together experts in cultural studies, literary criticism, sociology, biology, the visual arts, pedagogy and post-colonial studies, the collection provides a comprehensive approach to the issue of disability. Contributors include Erving Goffman, Susan Sontag, Michelle Fine and Susan Wendell.
Sideshow U.S.A.
Language: en
Pages: 289
Authors: Rachel Adams
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2001-12 - Publisher: University of Chicago Press
A staple of American popular culture during the 19th and early 20th centuries, the freak show seemed to vanish after World War II. This book reveals the image of the freak show, with its combination of the grotesque, horrific and amusing specimens.
Freakery
Language: en
Pages: 400
Authors: Rosemarie Garland Thomson, Rosemarie Thomson-Garland
Categories: Health & Fitness
Type: BOOK - Published: 1996-10 - Publisher: NYU Press
A groundbreaking anthology that probes the disposition towards the visually different 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, freak shows offered spectators an icon of bodily otherness whose difference from them secured their own membership in a common American identity--by comparison ordinary, tractable, normal. Rosemarie Thomson's groundbreaking anthology probes America's disposition toward the visually different. The book's essays fall into four main categories: historical explorations of American freak shows in the era of P.T. Barnum; the articulation of the freak in literary and textual discourses; contemporary relocations of freak shows; and theoretical analyses of freak culture. Essays address such diverse topics as American colonialism and public presentations of natives; laughing gas demonstrations in the 1840's; Shirley Temple and Tom Thumb; Todd Browning's landmark movie Freaks; bodybuilders as postmodern freaks; freaks in Star Trek; Michael Jackson's identification with the Elephant Man; and the modern talk show as a reconfiguration of the freak show. In her introduction, Thomson traces
Signatures of the Past
Language: en
Pages: 312
Authors: Marc Maufort, Caroline De Wagter
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2008 - Publisher: Peter Lang
In the last decades of the twentieth century, North American drama has powerfully enacted the problematic notions of cultural memory and identity, as the essays assembled in this critical anthology demonstrate. Echoing Derrida's non-essentialist interpretation of the term «signature», this collection provides an innovative focus on North American theatre and drama as a site of latent cultural memories. In this volume, the concept of cultural memory offers a privileged vantage point from which to redefine issues of diasporic identities, exilic predicaments, and multi-ethnic subject positions at the dawn of a new century. Playwrights examined here include noted Canadian and US artists such as Marie Clements, Eva Ensler, Lorraine Hansberry, Tomson Highway, Cherríe Moraga, Djanet Sears, Guillermo Verdecchia, August Wilson, and Chay Yew, to cite but a few. In the process of remembering, North American dramatists develop new aesthetic modes in which the signatures of the past merge with the present and foreshadow an imagined future.
Chip Kidd
Language: en
Pages: 112
Authors: Véronique Vienne
Categories: Book jackets
Type: BOOK - Published: 2003 - Publisher: Laurence King Publishing
Chip Kidd is best known for his book jacket designs, which have been credited with spawning a revolution in the art of the book cover in the US. Master of the graphic non-sequitur, Kidd has designed covers for books by authors such as John Updike, Dean Koontz, Michael Crichton, Peter Carey and William Boyd that engage the reader's intelligence as well as imagination. This illustrated volume presents an appraisal of his oeuvre.
Stuff Every Geek Should Know
Language: en
Pages: 50
Authors: Véronique Vienne
Categories: Social Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2014-06-10 - Publisher: Quirk Books
Packed with tips, articles, and how-tos on everything from performing Jedi mind tricks to creating your own cosplay gear to wooing the geek of your dreams, Stuff Every Geek Should Know is an indispensable guide to life, the universe, and everything geeky. Featuring content from Quirk's nerdiest titles plus all-new, never-before-seen good stuff from the geekiest bloggers in the known universe. Chapters include: GEEK SKILLS FROM POP CULTURE: How to survive a haunted house, perform the Vulcan nerve pinch, decode ciphers, and master other survival skills. GEEKS IN ACTION: How to make amazing YouTube vids, create comic books, handle yourself in an online multiplayer game, and generally get your geek on. THE GEEK GATHERING: How to have the best convention experience of your life. GEEK LOVE: How to craft an online dating profile, plan a geeky marriage proposal, pass on geek wisdom to your kids, and otherwise enjoy the human emotion of "love."