Gaudy Bauble (Dostoyevsky Wannabe, 2017)

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“I’m besotted with this beguiling, hilarious, rollocking, language-metamorphosing novel. The future of the queer avant-garde is safe with Isabel Waidner.” Olivia Laing

 

Gaudy Bauble stages a glittering world populated by GoldSeXUal StatuEttes, anti-drag kings, Gilbert&George-like lesbians, maverick detectives, a transgender army equipped with question-mark-shaped helmets, and birds who have dyke written all over them. Everyone interferes with the plot. No one is in control of the plot. Surprises happen as a matter of course: A faux research process produces actual results. Hundreds of lipstick marks reanimate a dying body. And the Deadwood-to-Dynamo Audience Prize goes to whoever turns deadestwood into dynamost. Gaudy Bauble stages what happens when the disenfranchised are calling the shots. Riff-raff are running the show and they are making a difference.

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Reviews:

http://www.3ammagazine.com/3am/vanguard-collectibles-isabel-waidners-gaudy-bauble/

Published excerpts:

http://www.berfrois.com/2017/05/gaudy-bauble-isabel-waidner/

http://thequietus.com/articles/22787-isabel-waidner-gaudy-bauble-excerpt

https://minorliteratures.com/2017/06/21/gaudy-bauble-excerpt-isabel-waidner/

Interview (Isabel Waidner):

https://www.swimmersclub.co.uk/municipalpool/isabel_waidner.php

Podcast:

Joanna Walsh chooses Gaudy Bauble as one of her three favourite current books. Listen here.

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Gaudy Bauble (Dostoyevsky Wannabe, 2017)

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