The Exorcist single work   short story   humour   horror   fantasy  
Issue Details: First known date: 2004 2004
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The narrator's Auntie Wei starts acting strangely when she dons a novelty apron that has built-in plastic breasts. At first the narrator thinks the behaviour results from drunkenness, but it soon becomes clear that the breast apron has caused Auntie Wei to be possessed by a demon.

Affiliation Notes

  • Associated with the AustLit subset Australian Literary Responses to 'Asia' as the work contains an 'Asian' character.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

  • Appears in:
    y Meanjin Australasian vol. 63 no. 2 Chris Raja (editor), Natasha Cho (editor), 2004 Z1126122 2004 periodical issue 2004 pg. 85-87
  • Appears in:
    y Look Who's Morphing Tom Cho , Artarmon : Giramondo Publishing , 2009 Z1580990 2009 selected work short story (taught in 6 units)

    Look Who's Morphing is a collection of bizarre, funny, often menacing stories 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 4x4 - 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. – From the publisher's website.

    Artarmon : Giramondo Publishing , 2009
    pg. 17-22
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