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Title:Freaks
Format Type:Ebook
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Publisher:Juno Books
ISBN:0965104257
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Number of Pages:124
Category:Non fiction, History, Disability

Freaks by Daniel P. Mannix, Katherine Dunn

PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC Freaks Originally printed in a small edition and withdrawn after one month by the publisher Pocket Books Freaks out of print for nearly years was brought back to eyepopping life with many new photos by the renowned marginal culture press RE Search Now Juno Books morphed from the now defunct RE Search has brought Freaks back into the mainstream publishing fold with panache In Freaks meet the strangest people who ever lived and read about the notorious love affairs of midgets the dwarf clown s wife whose feet grew directly from her body the famous pinhead who inspired Verdi s Rigoletto the inch tall midget happily married to his lbs wife the human torso who could sew crochet and type and other bizarre accounts of normal humans turned into freaks either voluntarily or by evil design

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