Publisher's synopsis

Look Who’s Morphing is a collection of bizarre, funny, often menacing fictions in which, along with his extended family, the central character undergoes a series of transformations, shape-shifting through figures drawn from film and television, music clips and video games, porn flicks and comics. He is Godzilla, a Muppet, and Whitney Houston’s bodyguard; the Fonz, a robot, a Ford Bronco 4×4 – and, as a climax, a Gulliver-sized cock rock singer, played upon by an adoring troupe of sexy Lilliputians in short skirts and sailor suits and cheerleader outfits.

Within these fantasies there is a deep intellectual and emotional engagement, a fundamental questioning of the nature of identity, and the way it constructs itself in a world dominated by the images of popular culture.

Awards

  • 2010 Shortlisted Commonwealth Writers’ Prize for Best First Book (South–East Asia and Pacific)
  • 2009 Shortlisted The Age Book of the Year (Fiction)
  • 2009 Shortlisted Best Writing Award, Melbourne Prize Trust

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