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Title:
The electric woman : a memoir in death-defying acts
Author:
Fontaine, Tessa, author.
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Edition:
First edition.
Publication Information:
New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2018.

©2018
Physical Description:
x, 366 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Summary:
"Follows the author on a life-affirming journey of loss and self-discovery through her time on the road with the last traveling American sideshow and her relationship with an adventurous, spirited mother"--Amazon.com.
Language:
English
Contents:
Prologue: The trick is there is no trick -- The architecture of a wave -- The snake charmer -- Human history -- Open the gates -- The dragon -- Snickers T. Clown -- Cake -- Hair ingredients -- Let's us have fun -- The moon is apple pie -- The softest skin of anyone in the entire world -- Daughters -- Mud -- And the low sky opens -- The departure -- Emergency -- Fresh meat -- The Titanic was child's play -- Monsters -- Premium footlong corn dogs -- Where your name is writ -- Cash money -- Wildewoman -- The sword swallower -- The animal undone -- Sounds past the noises -- Behind the night's dress -- Christmas fish -- Dr. Frankenstein's hushed blood love song -- Normalaphobia -- Invisibilia -- Bloodlust -- The heroes -- Electricity -- By ship into the sea -- Twinklers -- The great reveal -- Out of the mist -- Epilogue: Where you will float electric.
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ISBN:
9780374158378
Format :
Book