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Dunn, Katherine 1945-2016

Overview
Works: 51 works in 173 publications in 13 languages and 4,052 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Black humor  Domestic fiction  Short stories  Pictorial works  Thrillers (Fiction)  Horror tales  Horror fiction  Anecdotes  Psychological fiction 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PS3554.U47, 813.54
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Katherine Dunn
Geek love by Katherine Dunn( Book )

80 editions published between 1989 and 2018 in 12 languages and held by 2,029 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Olympia, an albino hunchback dwarf, tells of a carnival family who breeds and trains their children for their freak show
Geek love by Katherine Dunn( )

10 editions published between 1999 and 2014 in English and held by 640 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In order to save their traveling carnival from bankruptcy, the Binewskis are creating their own brood of sideshow freaks. Under Al's careful direction, the pregnant Lil ingests radioisotopes, insecticides and arsenic to make her babies "special."
One ring circus : dispatches from the world of boxing by Katherine Dunn( )

2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 270 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Published together for the first time, this anthology of essays on boxing covers the sport in all its forms and at its many levels. Written in bestselling author Katherine Dunn's characteristic vernacular, these pieces range from portraits of legendary fighters such as Sugar Ray Leonard, Roberto Duran, Marvin Hagler, and Mike Tyson to the unsung stories of trainers, amateurs, promoters, cutmen, and a pair of pugilistic priests. Spanning 30 years and including all who make up the vibrant boxing world, this compilation--from one of the most original voices in American sports literature--finely e
Attic by Katherine Dunn( Book )

14 editions published between 1969 and 2017 in English and held by 230 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Attic follows a young woman named Kay who has joined a cult-like organization that sells magazine subscriptions in small towns. When Kay tries to cash a customer's bad check, she lands in jail, and Dunn's visceral prose gives us a vivid, stream-of-consciousness depiction of the space in which she's held. As Kay comes to know the other inmates, alliances and rivalries are formed, memories are recounted, and lives are changed. Based on Katherine Dunn's own formative coming-of-age experiences
Truck by Katherine Dunn( Book )

4 editions published between 1971 and 1990 in English and held by 225 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jean "Dutch" Gillis goes "trucking" from Portland, Oregon to Los Angeles on a quest in search of herself
Growing up female : stories by women writers from the American mosaic( Book )

1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 217 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Pilo Family Circus by Will Elliott( Book )

3 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 106 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"You have two days to pass your audition. You better pass it, feller. You're joining the circus. Ain't that the best news you ever got'" Delivered by a trio of psychotic clowns, this ultimatum plunges Jamie into the horrific alternate universe that is the centuries-old Pilo Family Circus, a borderline world between Hell and Earth from which humankind's greatest tragedies have been perpetrated. Yet in this place'peopled by the gruesome, grotesque, and monstrous'where violence and savagery are the norm, Jamie finds that his worst enemy is himself. When he applies the white face paint, he is transformed into JJ, the most vicious clown of all. And JJ wants Jamie dead! Echoes of Lovecraft, Bret Easton Ellis, Chuck Palahniuk, and early Stephen King resound through the pages of this magical, gleefully macabre work nominated as Best Novel by the International Horror Guild
Guyana by Alexis Rockman( Book )

3 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 98 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Zoological/ botanical paintings
Death scenes : a homicide detective's scrapbook by Jack Huddleston( Book )

1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 89 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The strange and gruesome crime-scene snapshot collection of LAPD detective Jack Huddleston spans Southern California in its noir heyday. Death Scenes is the noted forerunner of several copycat titles
Why do men have nipples? : and other low-life answers to real-life questions by Katherine Dunn( Book )

3 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Freak like me : inside the Jim Rose Circus Sideshow by Jim Rose( Book )

2 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The moving image by Katherine Dunn( Book )

1 edition published in 1976 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The slice : information with an attitude! by Katherine Dunn( Book )

1 edition published in 1990 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fu huo zhi shi : zhong ji ke xue guai ren by George H Dunne( Book )

1 edition published in 1996 in Chinese and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Closed contact by Jenny Saville( Book )

3 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

StoryLines Northwest( Recording )

1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A discussion of One flew over the cuckoo's nest by Ken Kesey ; originally broadcast Dec. 7, 1997 by KUFM (Montana Public Radio)
Understanding borderline personality disorder by Katherine Dunn( Book )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

3 day fox : a tattoo by Katherine Dunn( Book )

2 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jarmark odmieńców by Katherine Dunn( Book )

2 editions published in 2007 in Polish and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Art and environment by Open University( Book )

in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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One ring circus : dispatches from the world of boxingTruckGrowing up female : stories by women writers from the American mosaicThe Pilo Family CircusGuyanaDeath scenes : a homicide detective's scrapbookFreak like me : inside the Jim Rose Circus SideshowClosed contact
Alternative Names
Dunn, Katherine

Dunn, Katherine Karen 1945-

Katherine Dunn

Katherine Dunn Amerikaans schrijfster

Katherine Dunn écrivain américaine

Katherine Dunn Novelist, journalist, poet

Katherine Dunn scrittrice statunitense

Katherine Dunn US-amerikanische Schriftstellerin und Journalistin

Katherine Dunnová

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