Look Who's Morphing single work   short story   fantasy  
Issue Details: First known date: 2009 2009
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Tom morphs into a giant reptile and terrorises the streets of Melbourne. Then he transforms quickly into a range of different people, including television characters such as Dr Quinn from the programme Dr Quinn, Medicine Woman, and one of the Village People. In fact, Tom and his brother have been morphing since they migrated to Australia from China, and the morphing is difficult for the family. Tom finds a solution in television viewing.

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    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. 131-144
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