In today’s episode, Laury discusses the close ties between fairytales and freak shows. You might learn why and how both realms showcase those people who do not correspond to what we conceive as “normal”. Apart from Alice Hoffman’s novel, the episode will leave you with other freak show reading suggestions.
The books I mentioned:
Alice Hoffman, Museum of Extraordinary Things
Angela Carter, Nights at the Circus
Sarah Water, Tipping the Velvet
Sarah Gruen, Water for Elephants