|About the Book|
Alternate Cover Edition for ISBN10: 0394569024- ISBN13: 9780394569024A wild, often horrifying, novel about freaks, geeks and other aberrancies of the human condition who travel together (a whole family of them) as a circus. Its a solipsistic funhouse world that makes normal people seem bland and pitiful. Arturo the Aqua-Boy, who has flippers and an enormous need to be loved. A museum of sacred monsters that didnt make it. An endearing little beetle of a heroine. Sort of like Tod Brownings Freaks crossed with David Lynch and John Irving and perhaps George Eliot -- the latter for the power of the emotions evoked.