Capital Misfits

A capsule collection of surreal short stories from one of Australia s rising stars.A woman arrives on the seventh level of Heaven, only to realise it is a trading floor where the dead swap their karma before rebirth In a Sydney laboratory, a vagrant participates in cosmeceutical trials in return for a Rolex watch On an island made out of sugar, a student questions the ruA capsule collection of surreal short stories from one of Australia s rising stars.A woman arrives on the seventh level of Heaven, only to realise it is a trading floor where the dead swap their karma before rebirth In a Sydney laboratory, a vagrant participates in cosmeceutical trials in return for a Rolex watch On an island made out of sugar, a student questions the rule of the benevolent Sugar Daddy At an open mic night in New York, a zen poet takes the stage and begins to tell the greatest, most devastating joke in the world In this blackly funny parallel universe, Koh explores the absurdity of a world in which the market has become God.This special edition of Capital Misfits is illustrated by award winning New York based artist, Matt Huynh Julie Koh s stories explore the bizarre, the unexpected and the surreal, whilst never losing sight of the human Witty, horrifying and thought provoking by turns, Capital Misfits is a truly memorable collection from an original voice in Australian short fiction Ryan O Neill, author of The Weight of a Human Heart and Their Brilliant Careers I will beg, borrow or steal to make sure I read anything Julie writes Louise Swinn, Editorial Director of Sleepers Publishing
Capital Misfits A capsule collection of surreal short stories from one of Australia s rising stars A woman arrives on the seventh level of Heaven only to realise it is a trading floor where the dead swap their karma

  • Title: Capital Misfits
  • Author: Julie Koh
  • ISBN: 9789811112324
  • Page: 455
  • Format: Paperback
  • 1 thought on “Capital Misfits”

    1. capital misfits is stunning. it’s one of the best short story collections i’ve read. each time a story comes to a close i feel like this T__T i wish i could hit someone on the head with this book and they’d be convinced of how perfect this is, instead of having to explain myself, bc i feel like whatever i say will be inadequate.often when i read short stories, the individual pieces aren’t uniquely memorable, you forget it after turning the page and they blend into the rest of the book. y [...]

    2. Where the magic of Julie Koh began :) this is a beautifully set paperback edition of what was originally e-book only (as far as I know). Math Paper Press have done a fantastic job. Matt Huynh's illustrations add a sense of wonder to Koh's already magical stories.Favourite story: The Level Playing Field.

    3. I loved every bit of the book, from the theme to the level of suspense, down to the language. Every story was controlled and simply written with such flair, and every story felt new and fresh, although the topic of capitalism and the current state of the world was depressing. This book is amazing, and I can't wait to read more of Julie Koh's works!

    4. Capital Misfits consists of 7 short stories each exploring different themes and ideas. Almost a satire of the modern day issues, political and otherwise.The very first short story in her book is titled the trading floor in heaven. The story essentially follows a woman who finds herself on the 7th floor of heaven only to discover that it is a trading floor. A place for you to trade in your karma before you are re-birthed again. As you follow her, you see how much people are willing to trade off o [...]

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