Adam Thirlwell's sharp, funny, entirely original and explosive debut
Politics tells the story of a father and daughter. It also tells the story of a menage a trois and explores crucial domestic problems of sexual etiquette. What should the sleeping arrangements be? Is it polite to read while two people have sex beside you? Is it permissible to be jealous? Politics is a comedy about kindness. And, at the same time, Politics is also about Milan Kundera, blow jobs, Chairman Mao's personal hygiene, half-Jewishness, Bollywood, shopping, Hitler's sexual fetish, selfishness, premature ejaculation, the late Queen Mother, thrush, Stalin on the phone, politeness, pink fluffy handcuffs, and Antonio Gramsci's theory of hegemony. Politics is not about politics.