Sterling Karat Gold (Paperback, 2021, Peninsula Press) 5 stars

Kafka, time travel and bullfights in late-capitalist London

5 stars

Subverting conventions of plot construction as well as gender identity, Waidner amalgamates football lore, a reversed version of Kafka's "Process", Google Maps as a time-travelling device, and anti-queer violence expressed in spontaneously erupting bullfights, taking us on a near-psychedelic trip through migrant biographies, working class experience, time-tested friendship, and the struggle for respect and agency, if not justice in modern-day, hyper-unequal London. Highly recommended.