Portable Curiosities

Author(s): Julie Koh


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.


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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."

General Fields

  • : 9780702254048
  • : University of Queensland Press
  • : University of Queensland Press
  • : 0.239
  • : May 2016
  • : 198mm X 136mm X 17mm
  • : Australia
  • : May 2016
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Julie Koh
  • : Paperback
  • : 1
  • : English
  • : 813
  • : 240
  • : black white illustrations