Cage Went in Search of a Bird: Ten Kafkaesque Stories

Smith, Ali


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A collection of brand-new short stories written by prize-winning, bestselling writers and inspired by Kafka – published to commemorate the centenary of his death

*Chosen as a 2024 highlight in the Guardian, the Financial Times, Esquire and the New European*

Franz Kafka is widely regarded as one of the great geniuses of twentieth-century literature. What happens when some of the most original literary minds of today take an idea, a mood or a line from his work and use it to spark something new?

From a future society who ask their AI servants to construct a giant tower to reach God; to a flat hunt that descends into a comically absurd bureaucratic nightmare; to a population experiencing a wave of unbearable, contagious panic attacks, these ten specially commissioned stories are by turns mind-bending, funny, unsettling and haunting. Inspired by the visionary imagination of a writer working one hundred years ago, they speak powerfully to the strangeness of being alive today.

Format: Paperback
Pages: 256
Imprint: ABACUS
Publication date: 28/05/2024

ISBN: 9780349146416 Category: