The Fantastic Breasts

Rated 5.00/5 based on 2 reviews
A man meets a pair of irresistible breasts that are both absurdly elastic and truly fantastic. This sharp new satire by Julie Koh explores the extremes of a male gaze that reduces women to the sum of their body parts. Read this if you like your fiction short, dark and daring.
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About Julie Koh

Julie Koh is a writer based in Sydney, Australia. Her short stories have appeared in Kyoto Journal, The Fish Anthology, The Best Australian Stories, The Sleepers Almanac, The Lifted Brow and Seizure Online. In 2013, she was a finalist in the Qantas Spirit of Youth Awards Written Word category, longlisted for the Australian Book Review’s Elizabeth Jolley Short Story Prize, commended for the Australian Society of Authors' Ray Koppe Young Writers' Residency, and shortlisted for the Overland Victoria University Short Story Prize for New and Emerging Writers. Short films based on her stories have screened at the St Kilda Film Festival, the Good Dog! International Film Festival and the Palm Springs International ShortFest. A capsule collection of short stories, Capital Misfits, is now out with Spineless Wonders. A second collection is forthcoming with UQP in May 2016.

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Review by: Laurie Steed on Aug. 27, 2014 :
This story takes the reader on a dizzying, hilarious ride into the world of objectification and the necessary melancholy that inevitably accompanies it. Koh's words have a fluidity that makes this story, fun, funny, and innovative, all at once. Short, sweet, and utterly brilliant.
(review of free book)
Review by: quillsplus on Sep. 4, 2011 :
Everything you could hope for in a short story - humour, wit, narrative and an underlying message. All packed into only a few pages. A gem of a satire. More please!
(reviewed the day of purchase)
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