Collection John F. Byrne Literature Series
Stuart Byrne is a young, beautiful, single businessman who finds his perfect life sabotaged by a growing awareness of his own superficiality. Nauseated by his own helplessness, struck by a creeping lethargy, Stuart tumbles through a tumultuous week of excess, promiscuity, deception, cowardice, and regret, and in the process manages to trade his slick perfection for a fantastic, and darkly hilarious, catastrophe. A deadpan comedy about the rather unfunny void in the center of many modern lives, Sleepwalker explores how our trying to fill that void can be just as destructive as ignoring it, and how the world will always let the beautiful get away with murder.
Nb of pages 240 p.
Publication Date 12 October 2010
Nb of pages 240
List Price $13.95
He awoke lying on his side, in a linenless bed, in a characterless room, staring into the face (the face rather than the eyes) of a rather plump girl. She smiled back with an uncertainty he interpreted as confusion, masquerading as mild amusement. She smiled as if she wanted to understand the joke. He smiled as if he knew he had made one, and she had got it, but he looked in his eyes as if he'd woke up, a red-blooded alpha male, wearing knickers and a bra.
"John Toomey has a radar tuned to a high frequency. This is funny, smart, intuitive book. It captures turn of the century Dublin, the moment when a very new thorn entered the skin." -Colum McCann
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Genres : Fiction : Europe : British and Irish
Countries : Ireland