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The Book

"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 Gilbert & George-like lesbians, GoldSeXUal StatuEttes, anti-drag kings, maverick detectives, a transgender army equipped with question-mark-shaped helmets, and pets 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. A digital experiment goes viral. Hundreds of lipstick marks requicken 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.

The Author

Isabel Waidner’s previous works include Camp Crystal (2017) published by Queen Mob’s, New Romantic & Tender Hearts (2016) published by Berfrois, Fantômas Takes Sutton (2016) published by 3:AM, and Avant-Ice (2016) published by Minor Literature[s]. As part of the band Klang, Waidner released records on UK labels Rough Trade (2003) and Blast First (2004). She teaches at Goldsmiths (University of London) and Roehampton University. @isabelwaidner

108 pages
ISBN: 978-1546386216
Dimensions: 5 x 8 inch
Cat No: DW-216