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.
Praise for The Level Playing Field, included in The Best Australian Stories 2015
‘.. a biting satire of the notion of merit...’
- Writers Bloc
‘Read this story slowly to absorb the fine satire and the fierce artistic act of transgression. It may speak to many readers.’
- Australian Book Review
Cover Type: Softcover
Page Count: 116
Year Published: 2016