Capital Misfits


by Julie Koh
published by Math Paper Press


'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


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 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. 

- paperback with cover flaps: 116 pages
- product dimensions: 125 x 200 mm

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