SHORT STORY BOOK CLUB

  • The Centre for Stories 100 Aberdeen Street Northbridge, WA, 6003 Australia

Portable Curiosities  
Julie Koh
UQP 2016

Wednesday 7 September, 7–8.30 pm 

Facilitated by Michelle Michau-Crawford

'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 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.

For your copy of this book please purchase from Readings or download as an ebook.

Donations for refreshments are greatly appreciated.

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