The Sad Part Was
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The Sad Part Was

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Winner of a PEN Translates! grant. Selected as a 'book to look out for in 2017' by The Guardian and BuzzFeed Books. In these witty, postmodern stories, Yoon riffs on pop culture, experiments with punctuation, flirts with sci-fi and, in a metafictional twist, mocks his own position as omnipotent author. Highly literary, his narratives offer an oblique reflection of contemporary Bangkok life, exploring the bewildering disjunct and oft-hilarious contradictions of a modernity that is at odds with many traditional Thai ideas on relationships, family, school and work.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 192 pages
  • 129 x 198 x 17mm | 234g
  • Tilted Axis Press
  • United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1911284061
  • 9781911284062
  • 58,201

Review quote

'Formally inventive, always surprising and often poignant, with the publication of this fluid and assured translation of The Sad Part Was, Prabda Yoon can take his place alongside the likes of Ben Lerner and Alejandro Zambra as a writer committed to demonstrating that there's life in the old fiction-dog yet.' - Adam Biles, author of Feeding Time --- 'An entrancing and distinctive collection. Yoon's limpid prose faces up to large, transcendental questions, all the while flickering with beautiful other-worldly images and flashes of deadpan humour.' - Mahesh Rao, author of One Point Two Billionshow more

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45 ratings
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2 11% (5)
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