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In the 12 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.

©2022 Kim Fu (P)2022 Random House Audio

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Masterfully Original and Compelling

This collection of short stories is edgy with a hint of erotica. I found the author to be a gifted storyteller! The content is clever and thought provoking; illustrating a modern perspective. I loved it!

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Eerie, strange and beautiful

It’s one of the best short story novels I’ve read. The stories are vivid and well narrated. The the writing Is beautiful and evoking

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Blah, a couple good stories nothing exceptional or noteworthy just so so difficult to finish

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