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Love in the time of Communism: a rich, colourful novel about the perils and pleasures of being gay and coming out from behind the iron curtain, from Poland's answer to Almodovar.

Growing up queer in a communist state, queens Patricia and Lucretia spent the 70s and 80s underground, finding glamour in the squalor, strutting their stuff in parks and public toilets, seducing hard Soviet soldiers, preying on drunks, and seeing their friends die of AIDS.

Today they're about to hit Lovetown, a homo-haven, populated by a younger generation of emancipated gays, who are out and proud in their post-communist paradise: suntanned, sculpted and vigorously spending the pink euro. This is the story of the clash between old and new gays - the clapped out queens and the flashy fags - as they meet in a place where anything goes, but some things have also been lost.


Format: Paperback
Page Count: 240 pages
Imprint: Portobello
Published: April 2011
ISBN: 9781846270529


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