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In 2009, musician Franz Nicolay left his task within the carry regular, aka “the world’s maximum bar band.” Over the following 5 years, he crossed the realm with a guitar in a single hand, a banjo within the different, and an accordion on his again, enjoying the anarcho-leftist squats and DIY areas of the punk rock diaspora. He meets Polish artists nostalgic for his or her innovative days, Mongolian neo-Nazis in complete SS regalia, and a homosexual expat in Ulaanbataar who wishes an armed escort among his domestic and his task. The Russian punk scene is thrust onto the overseas degree with the furor surrounding the arrest of the crowd Pussy rebellion, and Ukrainians locate themselves in the course of a revolution after which a full-blown war.

While enticing with the works of literary predecessors from Rebecca West to Chekhov and the nineteenth-century French aristocrat the Marquis de Custine, Nicolay explores the previous and way forward for punk rock tradition within the post-Communist international within the type of publication a punk rock Paul Theroux may need written, with a humor equivalent to Gary Shteyngart. An audacious debut from a shiny new voice, The Humorless girls of Border Control is an unforgettable, humorous, and sharply drawn depiction of strangely strong hidden areas tucked inside remote lands.

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