We’re thrilled to share with you today an excerpt from the collection Curl (Wakefield Press, 2019) by the award-winning poet, novelist, and screenwriter T.O. Bobe, translated from the Romanian by the accomplished Sean Cotter. The central character in Curl is Mr. Gică, the world’s greatest barber, and possibly the loneliest. His shop is a world populated by opera singers, football players, gladiators, the secret police, fantasies of Edith Piaf, four lost hippies, and other ludic figures. We hope you’ll like it as much as we did. Check out the book
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