The Shanghai Gesture by Gary Indiana

Gary Indiana

In celebration of Small Press Month, BOMB Magazine presents a serialized audiobook of The Shanghai Gesture, a Village Voice “Spring Book Pick,” as read by the novel’s author, Gary Indiana, writer, actor, playwright, and provocateur. Recorded by Art International Radio, and used with permission from the book’s publisher Two Dollar Radio.

Gary Indiana is the author of several previous novels: Horse Crazy, Gone Tomorrow, Rent Boy, Resentment, Depraved Indifference, and Do Everything in the Dark, as well as nonfiction works: Three Month Fever: The Andrew Cunanan Story, The 120 Days of Salo, Let It Bleed: Essays 1985–1995, Schwarzenegger Syndrome, and Utopia’s Debris.

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Winner of BOMB’s Fiction Contest, judged by Jonathan Lethem. 

Excerpt from The Shanghai Gesture by Gary Indiana

Smith goosed the accelerator with his snake-skin espadrilles.

Gary Indiana’s Depraved Indifference by Suzan Sherman
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In his satiric novel Depraved Indifference, Gary Indiana fictionalizes the incestuous, murderous, disguise-toting grifter team of Kenneth and Sante Kimes, mixing their story with excerpts of letters from Arendt and Kafka.