After her parents trailer blows up and her father goes crazy, an eighteen-year-old girl decides to follow the path of her sideshow-performer grandfather. She gets holes made in her hands, and becomes a traveling human fountain. From Teresa Milbrodt s Bearded Women: Stories, this tale is one in a phenomenal collection (Asimov s Science Fiction) of short fiction about the so-called freaks trying negotiate a world that is quicker to stare than sympathize.
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