Geek Love


Geek Love
Author: Katherine Dunn
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 034914110X
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eBook File: Geek-love.PDF Book by Katherine Dunn, Geek Love Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Geek Love books, 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
Geek Love
Language: en
Pages:
Authors: Shanna Germain, Janine Ashbless
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2012-12-31 - Publisher:
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Pages: 257
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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.
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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.
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 grotesques use of bodily difference has prompted this analytical project in order to rethink disability as socially and politically positioned within texts, rather than simply aesthetics for symbolic means. The aim of this paper is to explore the ways the literary grotesque can be reread using queer theory and crip theory as frameworks for constructing agential disabled embodiments in Katherine Dunns Geek Love. Ultimately, the potential of queer and crip interventions necessitates an examination of the systems of power disabled subjects operate within in these narratives.
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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 prove to Joel that geek love can turn into something more! When Joel goes to a science fiction/gaming convention, he never expects to meet the woman of his dreams. But when he finds out a gaming buddy he’s never met is there, that’s exactly what happens. Sam got tried of being a woman in the gaming communities, so she adopted a male persona to play--only now she has to make that lie up to her best friend Joel, who she’s spent many a night chatting with online. She doesn’t think anything that happens onscreen could be real but things sure heat up when she meets the man she considers a buddy. Amidst science fiction regulars and popular shows and movie fans, Sam and Joel try to get to know each other beyond their gaming names and have a wild night together. When another online woman sets her sights on Joel
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Categories: American literature
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Categories: Entertainment computing
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