Geek Love By Katherine Dunn Vintage, $13.95/paperback Perfect for: Escaping the daily doldrums.
This book, not for the faint of heart, both terrifies and
delights. Art and Lily, the owners of a traveling carnival,
decide to breed their own freak show by creating
genetically altered children through the use of
experimental drugs. By blending her knowledge of
journalism, poetry and fiction, Katherine Dunn explores
the dynamic of family, sacrifice and choice. Once
ushered into this bizarre, yet believable world, you'll
never want to leave.
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