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Synopsis: Geek Love is the story of the Binewskis, a carny family whose mater- and paterfamilias set out–with the help of amphetamine, arsenic, and radioisotopes–to breed their own exhibit of human oddities. There’s Arturo the Aquaboy, who has flippers for limbs and a megalomaniac ambition worthy of Genghis Khan . . . Iphy and Elly, the lissome Siamese twins . . . albino hunchback Oly, and the outwardly normal Chick, whose mysterious gifts make him the family’s most precious–and dangerous–asset.
As the Binewskis take their act across the backwaters of the U.S., inspiring fanatical devotion and murderous revulsion; as its members conduct their own Machiavellian version of sibling rivalry, Geek Love throws its sulfurous light on our notions of the freakish and the normal, the beautiful and the ugly, the holy and the obscene. Family values will never be the same.
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Review: A wild, often horrifying, novel about freaks, geeks and other aberrancies of the human condition who travel together (a whole family of them) as a circus. It's a solipsistic funhouse world that makes "normal" people seem bland and pitiful. Arturo the Aqua-Boy, who has flippers and an enormous need to be loved. A museum of sacred monsters that didn't make it. An endearing "little beetle" of a heroine. Sort of like Tod Browning's Freaks crossed with David Lynch and John Irving and perhaps George Eliot -- the latter for the power of the emotions evoked.
Title: Geek Love
Publisher: Alfred a Knopf Inc
Publication Date: 1989
Binding: Hard Cover
Book Condition: As New
Book Description Knopf. Condition: Acceptable. A book with obvious wear. May have some damage to the cover or binding but integrity is still intact. There might be writing in the margins, possibly underlining and highlighting of text, but no missing pages or anything that would compromise the legibility or understanding of the text. Seller Inventory # 21-B-002977
Book Description Knopf, 1989. Condition: Good. A+ Customer service! Satisfaction Guaranteed! Book is in Used-Good condition. Pages and cover are clean and intact. Used items may not include supplementary materials such as CDs or access codes. May show signs of minor shelf wear and contain limited notes and highlighting. Seller Inventory # 0394569024-2-4
Book Description Knopf. Hardcover. Condition: VERY GOOD. Light rubbing wear to cover, spine and page edges. Very minimal writing or notations in margins not affecting the text. Possible clean ex-library copy, with their stickers and or stamp(s). Seller Inventory # 2858852790
Book Description Knopf, N.Y., 1989. Hardcover. Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Fine. 1st Edition. First Edition/First Printing. Fine (clean, crisp and unread) in like dust jacker (short creases on corners of front flap). A Highly Collectible Copy!. Seller Inventory # 001930
Book Description Alfred A. Knopf, NY, 1989. Soft cover. Condition: Very Good -. Uncorrected Proof. Cover is lightly faded and has minor wear/marks; previous owner's name on top of front cover. A novel which provides "the kind of shock, excitement, emotion, and pleasure that Frankenstein provided when it first appeared. . .". Book. Seller Inventory # 085976
Book Description Knopf March 1989, 1989. Hardcover. Condition: Used - Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. First Edition. Minor rubbing/scuffing to dust jacket, little evidence of wear otherwise. Seller Inventory # 26001
Book Description Knopf, 1989. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition. Knopf, New York, 1989, Hardcover First Edition/First Printing. Author's third book and a great read.Book Condition: some spine roll, wear to bottom text block, very slight bump to bottom front & rear board corner, Father's Day inscription on ffep., about Very Good plus. Dust jacket condition: Sunning to the spine, some rubbing and a few minor surface scratches, about Very good or better and unclipped.will be placed in a mylar protective sleeve. Seller Inventory # ABE-1511989061457
Book Description Knopf, New York, 1989. Hard Cover. Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine. First Edition/First Printing. A really nice bright copy, the jacket spine may be one percent sunned. Seller Inventory # 35975
Book Description Alfred A. Knopf, New York, NY, U.S.A., 1989. H Hard Cover. Condition: Good. F First Edition.. Brief summary of content available upon request by e-mail. Seller Inventory # 223472
Book Description Alfred A. Knopf, New York, 1989. Hardcover. First Edition. Small scar to front pastedown endpaper else a fine copy in near fine dustjacket with mild fading to spine. ; Octavo. Seller Inventory # 22156