The Electric Woman : : a Memoir in Death-Defying Acts
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Call Number: 791.309 Fo, Adult Book / Nonfiction / Biography / General / Fontaine, Tessa
On Shelf At: Downtown Library, Malletts Creek Branch, Pittsfield Branch, Traverwood Branch, Westgate Branch
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|Malletts Adult Books||Adult Book / Nonfiction / Biography / General / Fontaine, Tessa||Malletts Creek Branch||On Shelf|
|Pittsfield Adult Books||Adult Book / Nonfiction / Biography / General / Fontaine, Tessa||Pittsfield Branch||On Shelf|
|Traverwood Adult Books||Adult Book / Nonfiction / Biography / General / Fontaine, Tessa||Traverwood Branch||On Shelf|
|Westgate Adult Books||Adult Book / Nonfiction / Biography / General / Fontaine, Tessa||Westgate Branch||On Shelf|
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.
"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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Great book. submitted by MadMonkeyZ on June 23, 2018, 2:57pm Many people say they’d like to join the circus, not many people actually do. Having difficulty coming to terms with her mother’s imminent passing, Tessa Fontaine joined The World of Wonders, the last touring sideshow in America. The Electric Woman is a fascinating behind-the-scenes peek at carnival life, and an ode to unconditional love.
New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2018.
Year Published: 2018
Description: x, 366 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
World of Wonders (Sideshow)
Circus performers -- Biography.
Women circus performers -- Biography.
Mothers and daughters -- Biography.