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ISBN-10: 1951142993
ISBN-13: 9781951142995
Publisher: Tin House Books
Publish Date: 02/01/2022
Dimensions: 8.40" L, 5.40" W, 0.70" H

Lesser Known Monsters of the 21st Century

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Price: $16.95

Overview

In the twelve unforgettable tales of Lesser Known Monsters of the 21st Century, the strange is made familiar and the familiar strange, such that a girl growing wings on her legs feels like an ordinary rite of passage, while a bug-infested house becomes an impossible, Kafkaesque nightmare. Each story builds a new world all its own: a group of children steal a haunted doll; a runaway bride encounters a sea monster; a vendor sells toy boxes that seemingly control the passage of time; an insomniac is seduced by the Sandman. These visions of modern life wrestle with themes of death and technological consequence, guilt and sexuality, and unmask the contradictions that exist within all of us.

Mesmerizing, electric, and wholly original, Kim Fu’s Lesser Known Monsters of the 21st Century blurs the boundaries of the real and fantastic, offering intricate and surprising insights into human nature.

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How I loved the cool wit of these speculative stories! Filled with wonder and wondering, they're haunted too by loss and loneliness, their imaginative reach profoundly rooted in the human condition.–Peter Ho Davies, author of A Lie Someone Told You About Yourself
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Details

ISBN-10: 1951142993
ISBN-13: 9781951142995
Publisher: Tin House Books
Publish Date: 02/01/2022
Dimensions: 8.40" L, 5.40" W, 0.70" H
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