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Tessa Fontaine | The Electric Woman: A Memoir in Death-Defying Acts

This event is free and open to the public and will take place at the bookshop.

Join Tessa Fontaine for a reading and signing of her new memoir, The Electric Woman: A Memoir in Death-Defying Acts

For three years Tessa Fontaine lived in a constant state of emergency as her mother battled stroke after stroke. But hospitals, wheelchairs, and loss of language couldn’t hold back such a woman; she and her husband would see Italy together, come what may. Thus Fontaine became free to follow her own piper, a literal giant inviting her to “come play” in the World of Wonders, America’s last traveling sideshow. How could she resist?

Transformed into an escape artist, a snake charmer, and a high-voltage Electra, Fontaine witnessed the marvels of carnival life: intense camaraderie and heartbreak, the guilty thrill of hard-earned cash exchanged for a peek into the impossible, and, most marvelous of all, the stories carnival folks tell about themselves. Through these, Fontaine trained her body to ignore fear and learned how to keep her heart open in the face of loss.

Places in the signing line are reserved for those who purchase a copy of The Electric Woman: A Memoir in Death-Defying Acts from The King's English.

GET YOUR COPY NOW! Pre-order your signed copy of The Electric Woman: A Memoir in Death-Defying Acts today, by either calling the store at 801-484-9100 or ordering online. Please specify if you will be attending the event and if you want your book personalized.

Event date: 
Tuesday, September 25, 2018 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
The King's English Bookshop
1511 South 1500 East
Salt Lake City, UT 84105
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$27.00
ISBN: 9780374158378
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux - May 1st, 2018