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National Book Award Finalist • Here is the unforgettable story of the Binewskis, a circus-geek family whose matriarch and patriarch have bred their own exhibit of human oddities--with the help of amphetamines, arsenic, and radioisotopes. Their offspring include Arturo the Aquaboy, who has flippers f

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Author Katherine Dunn

Pages 368

Publisher Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group

Published Date 2011-05-25

ISBN 0307794482 9780307794482

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Greg.Martinez shared a tip "One of my favorite books of all time. Some of the most interesting and unusual characters you will ever encounter."

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julie_cherewick shared a tip "A dark carnival of a read. I read it in college and find that I still think of it often."

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ashlyn_darling shared a tip "one of my all time favorites <3 it’s messed up and lovely"

l_j_r shared a tip "This book is bizzar in the absolute best way!!! It's one that once you read it you'll never forget it!!"

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OpenaCanDan shared a tip "Yes. It's a very bizarre book about a family of circus geeks (geek in the original sense of the word.)"

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iwona_jakubowski shared a tip "A deep dive into the human condition"

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joann_kotchetovsky shared a tip "The best book ever. I've read it too many times to count."

jessica_tannahill shared a tip "Easily my #1 book. I’m so happy I stumbled upon it on a rainy day in Scotland. (I’m from Canada)"

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rick_plaugher shared a tip "Maybe my favorite book. Epic, fascinating, challenging."

alecia_perdomo shared a tip "I am fascinated. Cannot stop reading it! It’s just a word I don’t understand so it’s mesmerizing!"

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livier_pelinsky shared a tip "It was disturbing and it stayed with me. I really enjoyed it."

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popsmart shared a tip "This book is a must for readers who enjoy strange, cruel fiction."

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