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Gill, Georgi More by this author...£10.00

    Limbo, a queer nightclub in 1933 Berlin, with Germany under Nazi rule, is where we first meet B and the dazzling array of characters who inhabit this episodic narrative sequence, almost a film noir in verse: singers, dancers, comperes, shopkeepers and secret policemen rub up against each other with suspicion, complicity, love, betrayal and freedom never far from their minds. A study of paranoia, tyranny and perseverance. And tension that will keep you guessing until the final line.

    ‘If, like me, you’re fascinated by queer life in 1930s Berlin, there ismuch to savour in Georgi Gill’s Limbo. The compelling narrative is apage turner on first read, and then the distinct voices of the watchedand the watching, the hunters and hunted, and Gill’s rich, startlingimagery pulls the reader back. I was particularly moved by the poemsabout the burning of documents in the Institute for Sexual Scienceand what this meant for the denizens of Limbo, deciding when, andif, to flee. These are poems about queer life as performance, as a wayof life, as escape and ultimately survival.’ —Jay Whittaker

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