Pinocchio single work   short story  
Issue Details: First known date: 2007 2007
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The narrator explains his year-long disappearance from his girlfriend's life by telling her that he has been unwillingly turned into a Muppet and subsequently spent twelve months appearing as a Muppet penguin on The Muppet Show. She doesn't believe him, and points out many holes in the logic of his story. What's more, she knows that he is lying because his nose has grown very long.

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  • Appears in:
    y Heat Cartoon Ducks no. 14 (New Series) 2007 Z1432372 2007 periodical issue 2007 pg. 77-83
  • 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. 117-27
Last amended 13 Jan 2012
  • Melbourne, Victoria,
  • 1981
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