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

Harold Schechter
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Called "Eddie" or "Ed" by some of his neighbors, Ed is often referred to as quiet and shy with many believing him to be somewhat odd. Ed's life is dictated by his mother up until her death so completely that it seems reasonable that he continues to seek her advice and voice in later situations. As a young man and up to some years past the time of his mother's death, Ed was sometimes called on as a babysitter for families of the neighborhood. While Augusta lives, he does chores around the house, including farming, but stops bothering with those following Augusta's death. Instead, he becomes a neighborhood handyman of sorts, taking on any number of odd jobs.

Though most of his neighbors seem to feel that he is overly strange, Ed is apparently invited to visit various neighbors at different times and to share...

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