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Portable curiosities : stories
Portable curiosities : stories
Koh, Julie2016
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A biting collection of stories from a bold new voice. A young girl sees ghosts from her third eye, located where her belly button should be. A one-dimensional yellow man steps out of a cinema screen, hoping to lead a three-dimensional life. A journalist goes on assignment to report the latest food trend, which turns ice-cream eating into an extreme sport. In Portable Curiosities, Julie Koh re-imagines our world with a dark, satirical twist. These twelve stories combine absurd humour with searing critiques on contemporary society - the rampant consumerism, the casual misogyny, the insidious fear of those who are different. Brilliantly clever and brimming with heart, this unforgettable collection is the work of a significant new talent.
Main title:
AUTHOR:
Koh, Julie, author
Imprint:
St Lucia, Queensland : University of Queensland Press, 2016.©2016.
Collation:
229 pages ; 20 cm
Contents:
Sight -- The Fantastic Breasts -- Satirist Rising -- Civility Place -- Cream Reaper -- The Three-Dimensional Yellow Man -- Two -- Slow Death in Cat Cafe -- Inquiry Regarding the Recent Going-Ons in the woods -- The Procession -- The Sister Company -- The Fat Girl in History.
ISBN:
9780702254048 (paperback)
Dewey class:
A823.4
Language:
English
Subject:
LocationCollectionCall numberStatus/Desc
Hampton LibraryAdult FictionKOHAvailable
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