Katherine Dunn





Katherine Dunn

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in Kansas City, Kansas, The United States
October 24, 1945

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Katherine Dunn is best known for her beloved novel "Geek Love," which was a finalist for the National Book Award in 1989. She is also the author of the novels "Attic" (1970) and "Truck" (1971). A fourth novel, entitled "The Cut Man," has been in-progress for decades and is finally scheduled for a September 2008 release.

Dunn is also known as a prolific sports journalist in the field of boxing, and has written several articles on the subject.


Average rating: 3.98 · 38,851 ratings · 4,378 reviews · 11 distinct works · Similar authors
Geek Love
3.99 of 5 stars 3.99 avg rating — 35,910 ratings — published 1989 — 32 editions
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Truck
3.27 of 5 stars 3.27 avg rating — 343 ratings — published 1971 — 2 editions
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Attic
3.23 of 5 stars 3.23 avg rating — 163 ratings — published 1970 — 3 editions
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One Ring Circus: Dispatches...
3.95 of 5 stars 3.95 avg rating — 41 ratings — published 2009 — 5 editions
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Why Do Men Have Nipples? an...
3.42 of 5 stars 3.42 avg rating — 31 ratings — published 1990 — 2 editions
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4.12 of 5 stars 4.12 avg rating — 614 ratings — published 1996 — 4 editions
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Freaks
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4.0 of 5 stars 4.00 avg rating — 203 ratings — published 1976 — 7 editions
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3.37 of 5 stars 3.37 avg rating — 51 ratings — published 1991 — 7 editions
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“The truth is always an insult or a joke, lies are generally tastier. We love them. The nature of lies is to please. Truth has no concern for anyone's comfort”
Katherine Dunn, Geek Love

“Can you be happy with the movies, and the ads, and the clothes in the stores, and the doctors, and the eyes as you walk down the street all telling you there is something wrong with you? No. You cannot be happy. Because, you poor darling baby, you believe them.”
Katherine Dunn, Geek Love

“They thought to use and shame me but I win out by nature, because a true freak cannot be made. A true freak must be born.”
Katherine Dunn, Geek Love
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