Geek Love Geek Love

Geek Love

A Novel

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Publisher Description

National Book Award Finalist Here is the unforgettable story of the Binewskis, a circus-geek family whose matriarch and patriarch have bred their own exhibit of human oddities—with the help of amphetamines, arsenic, and radioisotopes.

One of The Atlantic’s Great American Novels of the Past 100 Years

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 U.S., 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.

GENRE
Fiction & Literature
RELEASED
1989
March 11
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
368
Pages
PUBLISHER
Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
SELLER
Penguin Random House LLC
SIZE
7.2
MB

Customer Reviews

OregonBMW ,

Engaging

The story was engaging. The characters had depth and moved around nicely within the plot. A visual tangled spectacle. I liked it.

Tomi Longoria ,

Very different

Super graphic and uncomfortable but you can't stop reading it

CrazyWifeFarm ,

Brilliantly bizarre

The story, the imagery, the use of language, all so creative. Wish I could meet the woman who wrote this.

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