"My boyfriend told me he's in love with a man. A weird, geeky, supposedly--also--straight man. I suppose you're going to tell me that doesn't make him gay? That I should stay with him, in some weird little totally-heterosexual trio?'' Caroline and her Dom live out their normal lives amongst the poverty, alcoholics, and street preachers of Swansea. But when Dom and his straight roommate fall in love--a passionate, secret, non-sexual love--their lives are transformed into a queer chaos of cross-dressing, gender bending and free love. Will Dom hold on to his relationship? Can religious fundamentalists be adopted as pets? And just what are The Lesbians up to? The battle between preachers and drag queens, skinheads and sex workers, boyfriend and girlfriend, is set to change the city forever.
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It’s no coincidence this novel of rebirth begins with a nightclub conflagration, for all four point of view characters here must destroy something to rebuild it. Despite the multiple points of view, this story about gender fluidity and polyamorous relationships, flows logically. Much has been made in other reviews of a few jumps to the future, and it’s true the first is jarring, but the change in point of view is interesting, and I found myself looking forward to them. Interesting read that will make you think.