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The electric woman : a memoir in death-defying acts

Author: Tessa Fontaine
Publisher: New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, ©2018 [2018]
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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"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.
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Genre/Form: Nonfiction
Autobiographies
Biography
Named Person: Tessa Fontaine; Tessa Fontaine
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Tessa Fontaine
ISBN: 9780374158378 0374158371
OCLC Number: 1004935206
Description: x, 366 pages ; 24 cm
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.
Responsibility: Tessa Fontaine.

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"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.

In the midst of losing her mother to strokes, Fontaine found herself out on the road with the World of Wonders, America's last traveling sideshow. Transformed into an escape artist, a snake charmer, and a high-voltage Electra, she witnessed the marvels of carnival life: intense camaraderie and heartbreak, the guilty thrill of hard-earned cash exchanged for a peek into the impossible, and, most marvelous of all, the stories carnival folks tell about themselves. Fontaine trained her body to ignore fear-- and learned how to keep her heart open in the face of loss. -- adapted from jacket and amazon.com info.

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