‘Did the bird talk dirty?’

A peripatetic novel
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November 2021, no. 437
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Travelling Companions by Antoni Jach

Transit Lounge, $32.99 pb, 408 pp

‘Did the bird talk dirty?’

A peripatetic novel
by
November 2021, no. 437

Great art provokes by taking great risks. It goads, teases. When we recognise we’re in the hands of a master, the banal becomes profound, the sacred profane, and the grandest of truths reveal themselves in the most innocent of questions. Take Pauly Shore’s scathing 1994 cinematic rebuke of the complicity of heteronormativity in the military industrial complex, In the Army Now. In it, two gay soldiers signal their intent to defy the US Army’s ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ policy and serve their country in a neo-colonial war by asking, simply, ‘Is it hot in Chad?’

Andrew McLeod reviews 'Travelling Companions' by Antoni Jach

Travelling Companions

by Antoni Jach

Transit Lounge, $32.99 pb, 408 pp

Buy this book

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