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Geek Love Summary
Katherine Dunn

Everything you need to understand or teach Geek Love by Katherine Dunn.

  • Geek Love Summary & Study Guide
  • 30 Geek Love Lessons
  • 20 Activities
  • 180 Multiple Choice Questions
  • 60 Short Essay Questions
  • 20 Essay Questions
  • Pre-Made Tests and Quizzes
  • ...and more

Geek Love Summary

Plot Summary

The novel follows through the life of Olympia Binewski, a.k.a Hopalong McGurk, from her childhood to her death. Olympia tells the story of her family, the Binewskis, and their unique lifestyle as owners of Binewski's Fabulon, a traveling circus specializing in freaks.

The book follows Olympia's voice (often referred to as "Oly" in the book), starting with her childhood as she travels with her family in a van as a part of the Binewski Fabulon. The story opens as her Papa (a.k.a. "Aloysius Binewski" or "Al") tells the story of how he met their mother (a.k.a. "Crystal Lil" or "Lillian Hinchcliff Binewksi" or "Lily"). This is no ordinary family, however, as it is quickly established that the children are all "freakish" in nature. Arturo or Aqua Man is the oldest and has flippers for arms and legs. The twins Electra and Iphigenia...

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