The Resource The electric woman : a memoir in death-defying acts, Tessa Fontaine

The electric woman : a memoir in death-defying acts, Tessa Fontaine

Label
The electric woman : a memoir in death-defying acts
Title
The electric woman
Title remainder
a memoir in death-defying acts
Statement of responsibility
Tessa Fontaine
Creator
Author
Narrator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Tessa Fontaine's astonishing audiobook memoir of pushing past fear, The Electric Woman, follows the author on a life-affirming journey of loss and self-discovery--through her time on the road with the last traveling American sideshow and her relationship with an adventurous, spirited mother. Turns out, one lesson applies to living through illness, keeping the show on the road, letting go of the person you love most, and eating fire: the trick is there is no trick. You eat fire by eating fire. Two journeys--a daughter's and a mother's--bear witness to this lesson in The Electric Woman. 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. A story for anyone who has ever imagined running away with the circus, wanted to be someone else, or wanted a loved one to live forever, The Electric Woman is ultimately about death-defying acts of all kinds, especially that ever constant: good old-fashioned unconditional love
Accompanying matter
technical information on music
Cataloging source
TEFOD
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Fontaine, Tessa
Dewey number
  • 791.3092
  • B
Form of composition
not applicable
Format of music
not applicable
LC call number
GV1834.72.F66
LC item number
A3 2018
Literary text for sound recordings
memoirs
Music parts
not applicable
PerformerNote
Read by the author
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Fontaine, Tessa
  • World of Wonders (Sideshow)
  • Sideshows
  • Circus performers
  • Women circus performers
  • Mothers and daughters
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Entertainment & Performing Arts
Target audience
adult
Transposition and arrangement
not applicable
Label
The electric woman : a memoir in death-defying acts, Tessa Fontaine
Link
http://downloadmedia.denverlibrary.org/ContentDetails.htm?ID=D293C80B-9019-4890-8875-F0EC5106E332
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Publication
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unknown
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unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
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not applicable
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unknown
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
  • not applicable
  • unknown
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
1 online resource (1 sound file (13 hr., 34 min., 59 sec.))
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unknown
Form of item
online
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781427297808
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not applicable
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unknown
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Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
digital
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Sound
sound
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
Speed
other
Stock number
D293C80B-9019-4890-8875-F0EC5106E332
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1033673938
  • (OCoLC)on1033673938
Tape configuration
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Label
The electric woman : a memoir in death-defying acts, Tessa Fontaine
Link
http://downloadmedia.denverlibrary.org/ContentDetails.htm?ID=D293C80B-9019-4890-8875-F0EC5106E332
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Capture and storage technique
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
not applicable
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
  • not applicable
  • unknown
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
1 online resource (1 sound file (13 hr., 34 min., 59 sec.))
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781427297808
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
not applicable
Kind of material
unknown
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
digital
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
sound
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
Speed
other
Stock number
D293C80B-9019-4890-8875-F0EC5106E332
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1033673938
  • (OCoLC)on1033673938
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

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