Chinese writer Wei Hui’s novel Shanghai Baby contains a reference to Gavin as an icon to one of the characters. Wei Hui says she has heard his music and seen pictures of him “wearing women’s clothes and make up.”

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Irish author Pat McCabe’s new novel ‘Breakfast on Pluto’ is dedicated to Gavin and his wife – “do Fionán agus R.” The book draws heavily upon the vibe set by the album Shag Tobacco, and the songs Mr Pussy and Dolls. Director Neil Jordan has already bought the rights to the book for a film.…

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