Book ‘Toad’ by Katherine Dunn

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A previously unpublished novel of the reflections of a deeply scarred and reclusive woman, from the cult icon Katherine Dunn, the author of Geek Love. Sally Gunnar has been in love, has been mad, has been an agent of destruction, has been spurned; and now she has retreated from the world. She lives in isolation in her small house, where her only companions are a vase of goldfish, a garden toad, and the door-to-door salesman who sells her cleaning supplies once a month. From her comfortable perch, she broods over her deepest regrets: her wayward, weed-hazy college days; her blighted romance with a scornful poet; a tragically comic accident involving a paper cutter; a suicide attempt...
Publisher: MCD (November 1, 2022)  Pages: 352 pages  ISBN-10: 0374602328  ISBN-13: 978-0374602321  ASIN:‎ B09NTK6YQC

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Katherine Dunn is the author of Geek Love, which was a finalist for the National Book Award and the Bram Stoker Prize, as well as the novels AtticTruckOne-Ring Circus, and On Cussing. She was an award-winning boxing journalist whose work appeared in EsquireKO MagazineThe New York Times Sunday MagazinePlayboyThe RingSports Illustrated, and Vogue. In 2004, Dunn and photographer Jim Lommasson won the Lange-Taylor Documentary Prize for their work on the book Shadow Boxers. She died in 2016.


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