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Translated from the Korean
From the publisher:
A stunning, wildly original debut from a rising star of Korean literature—surreal, chilling fables that take on the patriarchy, capitalism, and the reign of big tech with absurdist humor and a (sometimes literal) bite.
From an author never before published in the United States, Cursed Bunny is unique and imaginative, blending horror, sci-fi, fairy tales, and speculative fiction into stories that defy categorization. By turns thought-provoking and stomach-turning, here monsters take the shapes of furry woodland creatures and danger lurks in unexpected corners of everyday apartment buildings. But in this unforgettable collection, translated by the acclaimed Anton Hur, Chung’s absurd, haunting universe could be our own.
Eerie, unsettling, and wildly imaginative, Cursed Bunny delves into the crevices of the psyche and the fissures of society, excavating tales that range from the uncanny to the downright horrifying. Mordant humor leavens the darkness of these virtuosic short stories, fantastical yet grounded in the realities of our world. This collection covers a swathe of genres and subjects, unified by Bora Chung’s distinctive sensibility and Anton Hur’s atmospheric translation. Thrilling and thought-provoking.