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Geek Love - Book 3: Chapter 16, The Fly Roper and the Transcendental Maggot Summary & Analysis

Katherine Dunn
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Book 3: Chapter 16, The Fly Roper and the Transcendental Maggot Summary

Norval Sanderson is fully explained. He becomes obsessed with the Fabulon. His favorite act is the Fly Roper, who string flies together by lassoing them. Norval disappears for a few weeks after spending roughly two months with the show, but when he comes back, he hands Arty a jar. In the jar, he claims, are his balls. He demonstrates by showing Arty that he no longer has any on his body. He tells a wild story about having an eighty-year-old man chop them off. He tells Arty this is his contribution to join the group of Admitted followers.

As soon as Norval leaves, Arty tells Oly that those are not Norval's balls. He knows that Norval lost his balls to a landmine in North Africa many years back. Norval entertains Arty...

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