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The Alarming Palsy of James Orr, Lee,  Tom
The Alarming Palsy of James Orr
Tom Lee

Paperback $19.99 - Granta
Fiction - Published: 25/Jul/2018 - ISBN: 9781783783946

An exquisite nightmare in suburbia, from an emerging British writer of stupendous and disturbing talent. James Orr - husband, father, reliable employee and all round model citizen - 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.

A story that consistently confounds expectations, The Alarming Palsy of James Orr introduces a writer of extraordinary and disturbing talents. Tom Lee's writing has appeared in the Sunday Times, Esquire and Prospect in the UK, the Dublin Review in Ireland and in Francis Ford Coppola's Zoetrope All Story in the United States, among others. In 2012 he was shortlisted for the Sunday Times EFG Private Bank Short Story Award. He currently teaches undergraduate and postgraduate creative writing at Goldsmiths College.

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