Portable Curiosities

Author: Julie Koh
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  • : $19.95(AUD)
  • : 9780702254048
  • : University of Queensland Press
  • : University of Queensland Press
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  • : May 2016
  • : 198mm X 136mm X 17mm
  • : Australia
  • : 19.95
  • : May 2016
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  • : books

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  • : Julie Koh
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  • : Paperback
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  • : 240
  • : black white illustrations
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Barcode 9780702254048
9780702254048

Description

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 12 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.

Author description

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."