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Tessa Fontaine

Biography

Tessa Fontaine

Tessa Fontaine’s writing has appeared in PANK, Seneca Review, The Rumpus, Sideshow World and elsewhere. She holds an MFA from the University of Alabama and is working on a PhD in creative writing at the University of Utah. She also eats fire and charms snakes, among other sideshow feats. She lives in South Carolina. THE ELECTRIC WOMAN is her first book.

Tessa Fontaine

Books by Tessa Fontaine

by Tessa Fontaine - Memoir, Nonfiction

Tessa Fontaine’s astonishing 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.