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Geek Love

Katherine Dunn

Nominated for the National Book Award, Geek Love is mesmerizing, daring, and unconventional. Award-winning novelist Katherine Dunn fascinates and amazes much the same way tornados, earthquakes, and volcanos do. No one wants to be a victim, but most find the event too hypnotic to ignore. In order to save their traveling carnival from bankruptcy, the Binewskis are creating their own brood of sideshow freaks. Under Al's careful direction, the pregnant Lil ingests radioisotopes, insecticides, and arsenic to make her babies "special." As the oldest daughter, albino dwarf Olympia, puts listeners in the ring side seat, her family's incredible drama erupts and spills over into the "normal" world. Not for the squeamish or faint of heart, this brilliantly daring novel is shocking and delightful. Christina Moore's vibrant narration conspires with Katherine Dunn's evocative, energetic prose to shock us at seeing something of ourselves in these exotic characters.

Nominated for the National Book Award, Geek Love is mesmerizing, daring, and unconventional. Award-winning novelist Katherine Dunn fascinates and amazes much the same way tornados, earthquakes, and volcanos do. No one wants to be a victim, but most find the event too hypnotic to ignore. In order to save their traveling carnival from bankruptcy, the Binewskis are creating their own brood of sideshow freaks. Under Al's careful direction, the pregnant Lil ingests radioisotopes, insecticides, and arsenic to make her babies "special." As the oldest daughter, albino dwarf Olympia, puts listeners in the ring side seat, her family's incredible drama erupts and spills over into the "normal" world. Not for the squeamish or faint of heart, this brilliantly daring novel is shocking and delightful. Christina Moore's vibrant narration conspires with Katherine Dunn's evocative, energetic prose to shock us at seeing something of ourselves in these exotic characters.
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Genres:

Fiction

Description:

Nominated for the National Book Award, Geek Love is mesmerizing, daring, and unconventional. Award-winning novelist Katherine Dunn fascinates and amazes much the same way tornados, earthquakes, and volcanos do. No one wants to be a victim, but most find the event too hypnotic to ignore. In order to save their traveling carnival from bankruptcy, the Binewskis are creating their own brood of sideshow freaks. Under Al's careful direction, the pregnant Lil ingests radioisotopes, insecticides, and arsenic to make her babies "special." As the oldest daughter, albino dwarf Olympia, puts listeners in the ring side seat, her family's incredible drama erupts and spills over into the "normal" world. Not for the squeamish or faint of heart, this brilliantly daring novel is shocking and delightful. Christina Moore's vibrant narration conspires with Katherine Dunn's evocative, energetic prose to shock us at seeing something of ourselves in these exotic characters.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Christina Moore

Length:

15h 30m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Introduction
Introduction

00:37


Part 1, Chapter 1
Part 1, Chapter 1

19:35


Part 1, Chapter 2
Part 1, Chapter 2

30:42


Part 1, Chapter 3
Part 1, Chapter 3

59:33


Part 2, Chapter 4
Part 2, Chapter 4

29:31


Part 2, Chapter 5
Part 2, Chapter 5

20:43


Part 2, Chapter 6
Part 2, Chapter 6

26:31


Part 2, Chapter 7
Part 2, Chapter 7

24:29


Part 2, Chapter 8
Part 2, Chapter 8

01:00:23


Part 2, Chapter 9
Part 2, Chapter 9

33:36


Part 2, Chapter 10
Part 2, Chapter 10

21:47


Part 2, Chapter 11
Part 2, Chapter 11

58:59


Part 3, Chapter 12
Part 3, Chapter 12

54:04


Part 3, Chapter 13
Part 3, Chapter 13

27:45


Part 3, Chapter 14
Part 3, Chapter 14

27:16


Part 3, Chapter 15
Part 3, Chapter 15

20:13


Part 3, Chapter 16
Part 3, Chapter 16

19:51


Part 3, Chapter 17
Part 3, Chapter 17

17:53


Part 3, Chapter 18
Part 3, Chapter 18

34:49


Part 3, Chapter 19
Part 3, Chapter 19

27:42


Part 3, Chapter 20
Part 3, Chapter 20

01:05:32


Part 3, Chapter 21
Part 3, Chapter 21

21:43


Part 3, Chapter 22
Part 3, Chapter 22

36:08


Part 3, Chapter 23
Part 3, Chapter 23

39:33


Part 3, Chapter 24
Part 3, Chapter 24

01:01:22


Part 3, Chapter 25
Part 3, Chapter 25

19:29


Part 4, Chapter 26
Part 4, Chapter 26

20:41


Part 4, Chapter 27
Part 4, Chapter 27

21:52


Part 4, Chapter 28
Part 4, Chapter 28

25:38


Part 4, Chapter 29
Part 4, Chapter 29

02:04