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Set in an airport ("one of the rare places where twentieth-century design is happy with its own style"), In Transit is a textual labyrinth centering on a contemporary traveller. Waiting for a flight, Evelyn Hillary O'Rooley suffers from uncertainty about his/her gender, provoking him/her to perform a series of unsuccessful, yet hilarious, philosophical and anatomical tests. Brigid Brophy surrounds the kernel of this plot with an unrelenting stream of puns, word games, metafictional moments and surreal situations (like a lesbian revolution in the baggage clam area) that challenge the reader's preconceptions about life and fiction and that remain endlessly entertaining.

    

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Hardback Editions

September 1969 : UK Hardback
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Title: In Transit
Author(s): Brigid Brophy
ISBN: 0-356-02848-8 / 978-0-356-02848-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: TBS The Book Service Ltd
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Paperback Editions

July 2002 : USA Paperback
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Title: In Transit: An Heroi-Cyclic Novel (Irish Literature Series)
Author(s): Brigid Brophy
ISBN: 1-56478-323-5 / 978-1-56478-323-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Dalkey Archive Press
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March 1989 : UK Paperback
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Title: In Transit
Author(s): Brigid Brophy
ISBN: 0-85449-100-7 / 978-0-85449-100-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Gay Men's Press
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October 1971 : UK Paperback
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Title: In Transit
Author(s): Brigid Brophy
ISBN: 0-14-003291-6 / 978-0-14-003291-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin
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