The Sad Part Was
Published by Tilted Axis Press
Winner of a PEN Translates! grant.
Selected as a ‘book to look out for in 2017’ by The Guardian and BuzzFeed Books.
In these witty, postmodern stories, Prabda Yoon riffs on pop culture, experiments with punctuation, flirts with sci-fi and, in a metafictional twist, mocks his own position as omnipotent author. Highly literary, his narratives offer an oblique reflection of contemporary Bangkok life, exploring the bewildering disjunct and oft-hilarious contradictions of a modernity that is at odds with many traditional Thai ideas on relationships, family, school and work.