Wednesday, October 6, 2021

Can't Wait Wednesday/Waiting on Wednesday #391: Lesser Known Monsters of the 21st Century by Kim Fu


Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event that had been hosted by Jill over at Breaking the Spine where we spotlighted upcoming releases we are eagerly anticipating. I'm now linking up with Can't Wait Wednesday hosted over at Wishful Endings.

From the publisher:

dazzling and daring story collection by PEN/Hemingway finalist, Kim Fu.

In the twelve unforgettable tales of Lesser Known Monsters of the 21st Century, the strange is made familiar and the familiar strange, such that a girl growing wings on her legs feels like an ordinary rite of passage, while a bug-infested house becomes an impossible, Kafkaesque nightmare. Each story builds a new world all its own: a group of children steal a haunted doll; a runaway bride encounters a sea monster; a vendor sells toy boxes that seemingly control the passage of time; an insomniac is seduced by the Sandman. These visions of modern life wrestle with themes of death and technological consequence, guilt and sexuality, and unmask the contradictions that exist within all of us.

Mesmerizing, electric, and wholly original, Kim Fu’s Lesser Known Monsters of the 21st Century blurs the boundaries of the real and fantastic, offering intricate and surprising insights into human nature.

Lesser Known Monsters of the 21st Century by Kim Fu is expected to be published February 1st, 2022 by Tin House. 

Why am I waiting on this book? It sounds like the stories are very original and imaginative. I'm particularly intrigued by the story with the bug infestation that is kafkaesque. 

What book are you waiting on this week? Share it or a link in the comments so we can check it out and maybe add it to our TBR lists. Thanks for coming by and Happy Reading!


  1. That certainly is an eye catching cover

    Here is my link:

    1. Your pick, Husband Material, sounds like the perfect sequel to Boyfriend Material. Hope you enjoy it!

  2. Beautiful cover! Hope you get your hands on it soon!
    Lisa Loves Literature

    1. You have a nice assortment of titles for your picks. Hope you enjoy them all!