We All Sleep in the Same Room (Paperback)

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In his potent debut novel, Paul Rome leads us on an intimate tour through the midlife crisis of Tom Claughlin: successful union lawyer, charming father, passionate lover, and a man with too much to lose. As the story unfolds, Rome writes with poisonous subtlety and unnerving poise, approaching darkness not in desperate leaps and staggering lurches but with a calm, controlled stride that challenges us to reexamine all of our preconceived notions of morality. This is a rare book, easy to read but deeply thought-provoking, the blank spaces between the lines overflowing with meaning. Don’t let its length fool you–this short, blisteringly fast read will haunt you long after you’ve turned the last page.

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Where do you go when you've done everything right? Tom Claughlin, a forty-something labor lawyer, has spent his life fighting an unwinnable war. A husband, recent father, and longtime advocate for the noble New York City workforce, he plunges himself into every case--a school teacher threatened with deportation, a former receptionist haunted by abuse--even as they bring him intimately closer with the firm's newest hire: Jessie, a winsome young legal assistant.

We All Sleep in the Same Room pans between the victories and flirtations of a Times Square office, and the tiffs and tenderness of a Union Square home. A simmering psychological bender, Paul Rome's debut offers a tale of moral erosion and collapse over the course of four fateful months in the fall of 2005.

About the Author


Paul Rome is a writer of fiction and performance literature. His work has been described by The Faster Times as "writing that dazzles," by Bushwick BK as "endearingly neurotic," and by Volume 1 Brooklyn as "sharp satire" that "glisten[s] with sophistication and wit." He lives in Brooklyn, where he manages the Wyckoff Starr coffee shop.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780985490294
ISBN-10: 0985490292
Publisher: Rare Bird Books, a Barnacle Book
Publication Date: November 5th, 2013
Pages: 179
Language: English