“Cursed Bunny marks Chung’s first US publication ever, and her horror stories defy and blend genres with a distinctive flair and energy.“
A young monster forced into the underground fighting circuit discovers the terrible force of his own power.
A pregnant woman must find a father for her baby or she will face terrible consequences.
A woman is haunted by her own bodily waste.
A cute children’s bunny-shaped lamp holds sinister intentions.
Why we’re excited about this book:
Making her United States debut, which is shortlisted for the International Booker Prize, Bora Chung’s surreal, thought-provoking, and often extremely gory tales are ready to take new readers by the throat. Occasionally writing under the pseudonym Chung Do-gyeong, Chung is the author of The Door Opened, Dreams of the Dead, and Red Sword, as well as the short-story collections Seed and The King’s Prostitute. When Chung isn’t writing strange stories she teaches Russian language and literature and works as a translator, transforming modern literary works from Russian and Polish into Korean. Cursed Bunny marks Chung’s first US publication ever, and her horror stories defy and blend genres with a distinctive flair and energy. Alexander Chee (How to Write an Autobiographical Novel) called Cursed Bunny: “Haunting, funny, gross, terrifying—and yet when we reach the end, we just want more.”, and Booklist says the book ” … is poised to shock and delight. Bizarrely enigmatic, Chung’s collection proves irresistible.”
Releasing from Algonquin Books 6 December 2022 and translated by Anton Hur, Cursed Bunny by Bora Chung is available for pre-order now.