Portable Curiosities

Portable Curiosities

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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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Product details

  • Paperback | 240 pages
  • 136 x 198 x 17mm | 239g
  • University of Queensland Press
  • St Lucia, Australia
  • English
  • 0702254045
  • 9780702254048
  • 28,096

About 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.
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Rating details

171 ratings
4.15 out of 5 stars
5 43% (74)
4 36% (62)
3 15% (26)
2 3% (5)
1 2% (4)
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