In the Rooms

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Random House, Jun 3, 2010 - Addicts - 336 pages
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You meet everyone in the rooms...

English literary agent Patrick Miller came to New York dreaming of joining the big league, only to find himself selling celebrity dog books.

But when he spots the legendary novelist Douglas Kelsey on the street and follows him into an AA meeting, a world of opportunity beckons. Patrick enters a den of sex addicts, junkies and pill-poppers, all rubbing shoulders with the reclusive Kelsey.

Who knew that sobriety offered such networking possibilities? Or that the women would be so attractive?

There's only one small problem. Patrick doesn't have a problem - not with alcohol, nor with drugs, just with that little thing they call the truth. As everyone is beginning to find out...

Part Nick Hornby, part Jay McInerney, with a dash of vermouth, In the Rooms is a warm, sharply observed comedy about sex, lies and second chances.

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User Review  - Amy Watts - Book Verdict

In a sharp, funny, and ultimately touching debut novel from a British film critic and journalist, Patrick Miller, a literary agent transplanted from London to New York, sees the opportunity of a ... Read full review

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About the author (2010)

Tom Shone was both deputy literary editor and film critic of the Sunday Times, before becoming a writer at Talk magazine. He is the author of Blockbuster: How Hollywood Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Summer (Simon & Schuster). In the Rooms is his first novel. He lives in New York.

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