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Geek Love by Katherine Dunn
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Aug 17, 07

Read in January, 1995

It's been 10 years since I've read this book and it's definitely due for a re-read. Still, it stuck with me this long which is saying a lot. Through a rather peculiar tale about an orchestrated family of circus freaks, Dunn considers social norms, perceptions of beauty and the real source of freedom. The book broaches many taboos and there is a bit of a violent undertone in the sense that characters' paths are often determined by the actions of others, but none of it is gratuitous in my opinion. If you're looking for a light hearted tale, this is not it. If, however, you're in the mood for a challenge (and here I refer to the tenets not the prose), I highly recommend.
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