In the Rooms

Tom Shone

Thomas Dunne Books

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

London literary agent Patrick Miller comes to New York dreaming of joining the big league, only to find himself selling celebrity dog books. But when he spots legendary novelist Douglas Kelsey on the street and follows him into an AA meeting, a world of opportunity beckons. Who knew that sobriety offered such networking possibilities? Or that the women would be so attractive? Soon he’s a regular attendee at AA meetings, but there’s only one problem—he’s not an alcoholic.

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IT WAS A COLD, clear morning, the sun low in the sky, casting long shadows that stretched the length of the sidewalk. My breath formed little clouds of vapor in front of my face that evaporated instantly. I tightened my coat, tucked in my scarf, and fell into step behind a man in a Burberry raincoat, a copy of the Wall Street Journal under his arm. Always a safe bet—a man in a Burberry raincoat, carrying a copy of the Wall Street Journal under his arm. After nine months in the city, I’d learned to steer clear of anyone with a dog on a

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Tom Shone

TOM SHONE is a former film critic for the Sunday Times. He has written for Talk magazine, The New Yorker, The New York Times, and the London Telegraph. He lives in New York City.

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In the Rooms
Tom Shone

Hardcover

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St. Martin's Press
Thomas Dunne Books
April 2011
Hardcover
ISBN: 9780312622787
ISBN10: 0312622783
6 1/8 x 9 1/4 inches, 352 pages
$35.99

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St. Martin's Press
Thomas Dunne Books
April 2011
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ISBN: 9781429960526
ISBN10: 1429960523
352 pages
$7.99
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