Katherine Dunn


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

Died
May 11, 2016

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Katherine Dunn was a novelist and boxing journalist who lived and worked in Oregon. She is the author of three novels―Attic; Truck; and Geek Love, which was a finalist for both the National Book Award and the Bram Stoker Prize―as well as the essay collection One Ring Circus. She died in 2016.

Average rating: 3.93 · 69,017 ratings · 6,609 reviews · 18 distinct worksSimilar authors
Geek Love

3.94 avg rating — 62,462 ratings — published 1989 — 50 editions
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Truck

3.31 avg rating — 433 ratings — published 1971 — 5 editions
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On Cussing: Bad Words and C...

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Attic

3.20 avg rating — 321 ratings — published 1970
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One Ring Circus: Dispatches...

3.92 avg rating — 76 ratings — published 2009 — 6 editions
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Why Do Men Have Nipples? an...

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The Resident Poet

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Toad

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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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