Study Guide

Geek Love Characters

Katherine Dunn
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Olympia Binewski McGurk

The narrator of the story, Olympia, or Oly as she calls herself, tells the story of her life as an albino hunchback dwarf living with her family. As a member of the Binewski Fabulon, she takes a lot of pride in her unique and eccentric body. She believes that she has been born privileged, because she does not look like the rest of the clones out there.

Nonetheless, Oly is a complicated character. She has a deep need to be loved and needed in her life. While the rest of her family members can base their value off of a tent act, Oly is only worthy enough to be an announcer. She is not skilled enough to bring in the crowds and have her own act. This privilege falls to her Siamese twin sisters and her brother Arty, who has hands and legs that are flippers...

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