Lesser Known Monsters of the 21st Century, by Kim Fu

Staff Pick

Beginning with a vague feeling of unease, then turning up the volume until you feel your ears pop, Fu's deeply unsettling short stories expose the horrific that lurks at the junctures of technology and social interaction. Whether it's a toy that allows you to fast forward and rewind an animal's life in brutal detail for entertainment or a stranger sitting in on a wake for someone she knows only because she followed his social media account, these narratives capture the sincerity with which we reach out to one another and reveal how commodifying these moments turns them cold. For anyone who has felt alarmed by the way social media has transformed personal interactions, this is a powerful, resonant collection.

 

 

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By Kim Fu
$16.95
ISBN: 9781951142995
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Published: Tin House Books - February 1st, 2022