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Deviant: The Shocking True Story of Ed Gein, the Original Psycho Summary
Harold Schechter

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Deviant: The Shocking True Story of Ed Gein, the Original Psycho Summary

Plot Summary

The book opens with a recounting of the story of a case in 1853 in which two men, Cartwright and Firman, enter into a deadly argument. Cartwright is chased by vigilantes but he kills off one of the mob before they capture and hang him. It's noted that the identities of the mob were generally known, but that the men weren't punished for the lynching. This remains the "most sensational" event of the area of Plainfield, Wisconsin, until a century later when a man named Ed Gein will "make the name of Plainfield, Wisconsin, forever synonymous with darkness, insanity, and unimaginable horror." Ed's father, George, is orphaned at the age of three. George marries Augusta, a strictly religious woman who concedes to having intercourse only for the sake of parenting. They have two sons, Henry and Ed. The family moves to a farm near Plainfield while the boys are...

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