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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Vintage Books
Publication date June 1, 2002
Pages 347
Binding Paperback
Edition Reprint
Book category Adult Fiction
ISBN-13 9780375713347
ISBN-10 0375713344
Dimensions 1 by 5.25 by 8 in.
Weight 0.50 lbs.
Original list price $16.00
Summaries and Reviews
Summary
Aloysious and Lillian Binewski, the proprietors of a traveling carnival, attempt to reduce overhead by breeding their own freak show, with tragic results, in a new edition of the acclaimed cult classic. Reprint. 30,000 first printing.
Amazon.com description: Product Description: 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 amphetamine, arsenic, and radioisotopes). Their offspring include 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.

Editions
Hardcover
Book cover for 9780394569024
 
from Alfred a Knopf Inc (March 1, 1989)
9780394569024 | details & prices | 6.50 × 9.50 × 1.25 in. | 1.65 lbs | List price $25.00
About: Aloysious and Lillian Binewski, proprietors of a traveling carnival, attempt to reduce overhead by breeding their own freak show, with tragic results
Paperback
Book cover for 9780349100869 Book cover for 9780375713347 Book cover for 9780446391306
 
The price comparison is for this edition
Reprint edition from Vintage Books (June 1, 2002)
9780375713347 | details & prices | 347 pages | 5.25 × 8.00 × 1.00 in. | 0.50 lbs | List price $16.00
About: Aloysious and Lillian Binewski, proprietors of a traveling carnival, attempt to reduce overhead by breeding their own freak show, with tragic results.
from Grand Central Pub (August 1, 1993)
9780446391306 | details & prices | 5.50 × 8.25 × 1.00 in. | 0.75 lbs | List price $13.99
About: Aloysious and Lillian Binewski, proprietors of a traveling carnival, attempt to reduce overhead by breeding their own freak show, with tragic results
New edition from Gardners Books (November 1, 1990)
9780349100869 | details & prices | 400 pages | 4.75 × 7.75 × 1.00 in. | 0.68 lbs | List price $16.90
About: A story which mixes tenderness, terror, suspense and dark comedy.

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