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We All Sleep in the Same Room: A Novel Paul Rome

We All Sleep in the Same Room: A Novel

Paul Rome

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As Tom Claughlin--a husband, recent father, and long-time advocate for New York City’s workers--becomes increasingly rattled by domestic life inside a one bedroom apartment, he plunges further into the case of a haunted former receptionist, using itMoreAs Tom Claughlin--a husband, recent father, and long-time advocate for New York City’s workers--becomes increasingly rattled by domestic life inside a one bedroom apartment, he plunges further into the case of a haunted former receptionist, using it as a way to get closer to the firm’s newest intern, and unwittingly pledging his own worth on its outcome.Playing out on two fronts, home and work, the drama is set in motion when new characters emerge in each: a young male baby-sitter stealing the affection of Tom’s wife and son and the receptionist seeking justice and vindication. Framed by four months in the fall of 2005, a simmering family and office story slowly unravels into something, more unusual, surreal, and ambiguous. We All sleep In The Same Room blends the traditional intimacy and immediacy of private-eye noir-style with the humorous, obsessive, digressive, observations of modern realism. Below a surface that is both touching and disturbing, optimistic, and cynical, is a sustained meditation on family and work, responsibility, and abandon--and the transformative and destructive impact of beauty and death on an otherwise moral life.