Description - Portable Curiosities by Julie Koh
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.
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Format: Paperback / softback
(198mm x 136mm x 17mm)
University of Queensland Press
Publisher: University of Queensland Press
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Author Biography - Julie Koh
Julie Koh was born in Sydney to Chinese-Malaysian parents. Her short stories have appeared in The Best Australian Stories 2014 and 2015, The Sleepers Almanac, The Lifted Brow and Seizure Online.