The Alarming Palsy of James Orr

Tom Lee

Published: 2 November 2017
Hardback, B Format
129x198mm, 160 pages
ISBN: 9781783783939


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.

About the author

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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 has also been awarded the Royal Society of Literature's Brookleaze Grant and two Arts Council grants for his fiction. He currently teaches undergraduate and postgraduate creative writing at Goldsmiths College. More about the author


17/11/2017, 18:30

Meet the Author with Tom Lee

It is a great pleasure to welcome writer Tom Lee back to the bookshop. His last visit was for the launch of his acclaimed debut short story collection, Greenfly. This time he'll be talking about his new novel, The Alarming Palsy of James Orr.
Wivenhoe Bookshop, 23 High St, Wivenhoe, Colchester, CO7 9BE

11/11/2017, 07:30 - 22:00

National Association of Writers in Education conference in York

Second day of the NAWE 2017 conference, with guest Bernadine Evaristo. Tom Lee contributes to panels during the day, and is one of two authors chairing an event at 21:00
York, UK, North St, York, YO1 6JF

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