Rupert Smith reads from Man's World
February 18, 2010 19:00Tagged as: gay gender homosexual lesbian queer
Gay's the Word
66 Marchmont Street
WC1N 1ABWe are 2 minutes walk from Russell Square Tube Station and 10 minutes from either Euston or King's Cross.
Rupert Smith reads from his new historical novel
Join the wonderful Rupert Smith for a trip down memory lane...
London today: a world of sex and drugs and designer clothes, where Robert searches for fulfilment in gay clubs.
London 50 years ago: Michael enters a secret queer underworld, negotiating the dangers of the law and the closet.
Past and present collide when Robert moves into a new block of flats, and discovers that history is alive and kicking in his doorstep. Robert keeps a blog - a chronicle of the contemporary gay experience that would have been unthinkable 50 years ago. Michael kept a diary - a secret record of his experiences that could have landed him and his friends and lovers in prison. Two parallel narratives - two generations - two worlds that barely recognise each other. But do Robert and Michael have more in common than they think?
'Funny, dirty, deeply romantic, Man's World is a wonderfully evocative novel that hurtles between now and our recent history in a wild and emotional waltzer ride.' - Jake Arnott
No need to RSVP. This is a free event...with refreshment provided and all are welcome