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Noun

gents p
  1. toilets intended for use by men; See also ladies
    Where are the gents?
  2. plural of gent.

Extensive Definition

Gents is a novel by Warwick Collins first published in 1997. It is set in the unlikely environment of a "Gentlemen's" toilet, somewhere in London.

Plot introduction

From Jamaica, Ez Murphy, takes a cleaning job in a "Gents" lavatory. His eye are opened to the meetings that take place in this unusual setting.

Literary significance and reception

"Mr. Collins is able to express, deftly, several contrasting views of homosexuality. ..., resolves to make up his own mind about alternative life styles and does precisely that, with a mixture of love and logic."

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