Geek Love by Katherine Dunn
What a strange and piercing book. In some ways clearly a love letter to difference and otherness, but also about devotion, and family, and, I think, feminism. I’ve never read anything that felt like this, or was written or structured this way. I wouldn’t even know how to describe the structure.
It’s got fantastical elements–unambiguously, which is something that often turns me off–but here it didn’t bother me. Maybe because it was such a complete, confident world, so connected to this one but with its own logic that never called attention to itself or wavered. Long live the Binewskis.