NOMINATED FOR THE 2014 PEN/ROBERT W. BINGHAM PRIZE
We All Sleep in the Same Room: A Novel
by Paul Rome
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.
Rare Bird Books, A Barnacle Book
Paperback, 2013: 9780985490294
US $14.00 | Fiction
Also available in ebook formats
Paul Rome is a writer of fiction and performance literature. He has written for The Huffington Post, PEN America, The Minetta Review, and Mercer Street. 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, New York, where he manages the Wyckoff Starr coffee shop.