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Gower Street presents Tom Lee

Thursday 30th November 18:30 at London - Gower Street

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Gower Street Presents
 is strand of events dedicated to championing the most exciting new literary fiction. Expect off-beatoriginal and innovative writing.

Join us on November 30th for an evening with debut author Tom Lee, as he speaks to guest chair Stuart Eversabout his extraordinary, disturbing novel The Alarming Palsy of James Orr.

A nightmare in Suburbia, The Alarming Palsy of James Orr is the story of a man – a husband, father, reliable employee and all round model citizen –  who wakes one morning to find himself quite transformed. There's no way he can go into the office, and the doctors aren't able to help. Waiting for the affliction to pass, he wanders the idyllic estate where he lives, with its pretty woodland, uniform streets and perfectly manicured lawns. But there are cracks in the veneer. And as his orderly existence begins to unravel, it appears that James himself may not be the man he thought he was.

‘Politely calamitous and deeply affecting. Tom Lee can actually do what many writers think they can do’ Cynan Jones

‘This is contemporary suburban noir, which, with a wry touch and a lopsided wink to Revolutionary Road, skilfully lures you into a delicately creeping nightmare’ Ross Raisin




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