In the Rooms

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Hutchinson, 2009 - British - 327 pages
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You meet everyone in the rooms... British 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 ndash; a world of sex addicts, junkies and pill-poppers, all rubbing shoulders with the rich and famous. Who knew that sobriety offered such networking opportunities? And who knew the girls would be so attractive? There's only one small problem. Patrick doesn't have a problem ndash; 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 getting clean and coming clean, faking it and making it, falling in love and getting with the program.

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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 (2009)

Tom Shone was born in Horsham, England, in 1967. From 1994 to 1999 he was the film critic of the London "Sunday Times" and has since written for a number of publications, including "The New Yorker, The New York Times, " the London "Daily Telegraph, " and "Vogue." He lives in Brooklyn, New York. This is his first book.

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