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: 3.95 · 62,445 ratings · 6,336 reviews · 17 distinct worksSimilar authors
Geek Love

3.96 avg rating — 56,173 ratings — published 1989 — 49 editions
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Truck

3.31 avg rating — 425 ratings — published 1971 — 5 editions
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On Cussing: Bad Words and C...

3.81 avg rating — 224 ratings — published 2019 — 3 editions
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Attic

3.21 avg rating — 297 ratings — published 1970 — 8 editions
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One Ring Circus: Dispatches...

3.96 avg rating — 69 ratings — published 2009 — 5 editions
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Why Do Men Have Nipples? an...

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3.56 avg rating — 43 ratings — published 1990 — 2 editions
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Death Scenes: A Homicide De...

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4.13 avg rating — 1,021 ratings — published 1996 — 4 editions
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3 Day Fox : A Tattoo

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Toad

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Snee's Pies

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More books by Katherine Dunn…
“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

Polls

August 2015 New School Classic Poll

 
  22 votes, 16.8%

1931, Light in August by William Faulkner, 507 pages
 
  21 votes, 16.0%

 
  19 votes, 14.5%

1982, Schindler'sList by Thomas Keneally, 429 pages
 
  17 votes, 13.0%

1931, The Good Earth by Pearl S. Buck, 418 pages
 
  11 votes, 8.4%

1996, Angela's Ashes by Frank McCourt, 432 pages
 
  10 votes, 7.6%

1905, The House of Mirth by Edith Wharton, 351 pages
 
  10 votes, 7.6%

1950, A Town Like Alice by Nevil Shute, 359 pages
 
  9 votes, 6.9%

1956, Peyton Place by Grace Metalious, 384 pages
 
  8 votes, 6.1%

1989, Geek Love by Katherine Dunn, 348 pages
 
  4 votes, 3.1%

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