Portable Curiosities

Author:   Julie Koh
Publisher:   University of Queensland Press
ISBN:  

9780702254048


Pages:   240
Publication Date:   30 May 2016
Format:   Paperback
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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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Author:   Julie Koh
Publisher:   University of Queensland Press
Imprint:   University of Queensland Press
Dimensions:   Width: 13.60cm , Height: 1.70cm , Length: 19.80cm
Weight:   0.239kg
ISBN:  

9780702254048


ISBN 10:   0702254045
Pages:   240
Publication Date:   30 May 2016
Audience:   General/trade ,  General
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Availability:   In stock   Availability explained
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Julie Koh was born in Sydney to Chinese-Malaysian parents. She studied politics and law at the University of Sydney, then quit a career in corporate law to pursue writing. Her short stories have appeared in The Best Australian Stories 2014 and 2015, The Sleepers Almanac, The Lifted Brow, Seizure Online, Kyoto Journal, The Fish Anthology, and Fixi Novo's HEAT. Julie has been a finalist in the Qantas Spirit of Youth Awards Written Word category, longlisted for the Australian Book Review's Elizabeth Jolley Short Story Prize, and shortlisted for the Overland Victoria University Short Story Prize for New and Emerging Writers.

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