Gents

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Gents is a novel by Warwick Collins first published in 1997. It is set in the unlikely environment of a "Gentlemen's" toilet, somewhere in London.

The story describes the lives of three West Indian immigrants who run a public urinal in London. Collins claimed it was stimulated in part by his memories of apartheid when he lived as a child in South Africa.


Literary significance and reception[edit]

"Mr. Collins is able to express, deftly, several contrasting views of homosexuality. ..., resolves to make up his own mind about alternative life styles and does precisely that, with a mixture of love and logic."[1]

Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ Biersdorfer, J. D. (April 27, 1997). "NYTimes Gents review". New York Times on the Web. Retrieved 2008-02-04.