In the Rooms (Hardcover)

A Novel

By Tom Shone

Thomas Dunne Books, 9780312622787, 352pp.

Publication Date: April 12, 2011

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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.

About the Author

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. His book, How Hollywood Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Summer, was published by Free Press in 2004. In the Rooms was his first novel. Educated at Oxford, he lives in New York City.