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Lesser Known Monsters of the 21st Century

Lesser Known Monsters of the 21st Century

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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.



Author: Kim Fu
Publisher: Tin House Books
Published: 02/01/2022
Pages: 220
Binding Type: Paperback
Weight: 0.33lbs
Size: 8.53h x 5.65w x 0.65d
ISBN: 9781951142995

Review Citation(s):
Publishers Weekly 11/22/2021
Kirkus Reviews 12/01/2021
Foreword 12/27/2021
Booklist 01/01/2022 pg. 35
Shelf Awareness 02/08/2022
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