Our next LGBTQIA+ book group will be on Friday April 21st at 7:30pm
We’ll be discussing GEEK LOVE by Katherine Dunn
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.
“How many goodly creatures are there here!
How beauteous mankind is!
O brave new world,
That has such people in it!”
Please contact us for any more info!
As always, this book group is free and open for anyone to attend. We look forward to seeing you.
Past books from our LGBTQIA+ book group: