Cursed Bunny: Stories

(Author) (Translator)
21,000+ Reviews has the highest-rated customer service of any bookstore in the world
Product Details
$18.99  $17.66
Algonquin Books
Publish Date
5.0 X 7.6 X 1.0 inches | 0.45 pounds

Earn by promoting books

Earn money by sharing your favorite books through our Affiliate program.

Become an affiliate
About the Author
Bora Chung has written three novels and three collections of short stories. She has an MA in Russian and East European area studies from Yale University and a PhD in Slavic literature from Indiana University. She has taught Russian language and literature and science fiction studies at Yonsei University and translates modern literary works from Russian and Polish into Korean.

Anton Hur was born in Stockholm, Sweden. He won a PEN Translates award for Kang Kyeong-ae's The Underground Village and his translation of Sang Young Park's Love in the Big City was longlisted for the Booker International Prize in 2022. He lives in Seoul.
"Bora Chung's Cursed Bunny mines those places where what we fear is true and what is true meet and separate and re-meet. The resulting stories are indelible. Haunting, funny, gross, terrifying--and yet when we reach the end, we just want more."--Alexander Chee, author of How to Write an Autobiographical Novel
"If you were the kind of child who was enthralled by Scary Stories to Read in the Dark, Bora Chung writes for you. Like the work of Carmen Maria Machado and Aoko Matsuda, Chung's stories are so wonderfully, blisteringly strange and powerful that it's almost impossible to put Cursed Bunny down. In short, this collection may, in fact, be a cursed object in the best possible way." --Kelly Link, bestselling author of Get In Trouble
"Disturbing, chilling, wrenching, and absolute genius. I wanted Chung to write a story about a reader getting a deep look inside her fantastic swirling mind. I had to take breaks and gulps of air before plunging back into each story. Magnetic, eerie, immensely important." --Frances Cha, author of If I Had Your Face
"[Chung's] glorious anglophone debut, enabled by award-winning Anton Hur, is poised to shock and delight. Bizarrely enigmatic, Chung's collection proves irresistible."--Terry Hong, Booklist (starred review)
"Like a family in a home, fantastic stories gather together in this book. The stories not only take their revenge, but also love you, and comfort you. You'll end up completely endeared to this fascinating collection!"--Kyung-sook Shin, New York Times Bestselling author of Please Look After Mom and Violets
"Nothing concentrates the mind like Chung's terrors, which will shrivel you to a bouillon cube of your most primal instincts."--Rhoda Feng, Vulture
"Bora Chung Soars with a provocative collection of stories. ...remarkable... The 10 stories are beyond imagination: breathtaking, wild, crazy, the most original fiction I have ever encountered. ...each more astounding than the last."--Louisa Ermelino, Publishers Weekly
"Cool, brilliantly demented K-horror--just the way I like it!" --Ed Park, author of Personal Days
"A collection of exquisitely crafted, spooky and unnerving tales that haunted me long after reading. Each story is a macabre gem, shot through with visceral horror, wry humor, and subtly profound insights on human nature. These stories convey how the traumas and transgressions of the past, individual and collective, and erupt into the present, distorting and eroding our perception of reality. Bora Chung is an amazingly inventive and daring writer. I will revisit these stories whenever I need a reminder of how fresh and vital prose can be."--Kate Folk, author of Out There
"What made this book truly transcendental was the sense of absolute dread that many of its stories summoned. Chung's work fits neatly beside that of Brian Evenson and Kelly Link--cerebral fiction that might give you nightmares."--Tobias Carroll, Words Without Borders
"Fables of frightening moral clarity told in calm, bell-like prose, Cursed Bunny aims to unsettle. It's as assured and brilliant as a nightmare. With an unflinching gaze and a sly humor, Chung has built a world both unfamiliar and eerily familiar, whose truths echo into our own. The indelible work of a master."--Shruti Swamy, author of The Archer and A House is a Body
"While the stories in Cursed Bunny by Bora Chung blend elements of horror, fantasy and the surreal, each is viscerally rooted in the real fears and pressures of everyday life."--International Booker Prize judges
"Whether borrowing from fable, folktale, speculative fiction, science fiction, or horror, Chung's stories corkscrew toward devastating conclusions--bleak, yes, but also wise and honest about the nightmares of contemporary life. Don't read this book while eating--but don't skip these unflinching, intelligent stories, either."--Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
"Chung debuts with a well-crafted and horrifying collection of dark fairy tales, stark revenge fables, and disturbing body horror. Clever plot twists and sparkling prose abound. Chung's work is captivating and terrifying."----Publishers Weekly
"Chung's genre-defying collection breathes life into literary horror as the stories incorporate common fears and societal flaws with elements of the fantastic in the most chilling ways. The tales in Cursed Bunny will draw readers in with familiar themes and genre tropes and leave them pleasantly surprised, if not disturbed by the monsters within."--The West Trade Review
"A unique and chilling collection"--We Are Bookish
"Bora Chung's stories succeed at being deeply visceral experiences that do what the best fairy tales do: convey the unspeakable in a way that is nevertheless collectively understood...perfect for fans of Bong Joon-ho's films or Helen Oyeyemi's fiction."--Alice Martin, Shelf Awareness