Killen, Chris The Bird Room: A Novel

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The Bird Room: A Novel

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“A dark and beguiling meditation on the weight of being…so fresh it practically pings with energy…The Bird Room is seamlessly woven into a perfectly formed whole that fizzes with deadpan wit and cutting one-liners.” —The Independent

An audacious and self-assured debut novel, The Bird Room by Chris Killen is sometimes darkly comic, sometimes painfully dramatic, and always entirely engaging. Reminiscent of other up-and-coming authors such as Tao Lin, Richard Milward, and Toby Litt, and with a spare and efficient style that belies the intricacies of the novel’s double narrative, The Bird Room is a dark, edgy tale of sex, love, and obsession.

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Painfully average and introverted Will finally has a bird. Her name is Alice. She's smart, sexy, and much to Will's surprise, she is in love with him. But the course of love never did run smooth, and soon devotion—and its uglier manifestations—lead Will to a dark place within himself.

Elsewhere in the city, Helen is an actress—or she will be some day. For now, she finds work as a "model"—or whatever her online acquaintances need her to be. Her real name is Clair, but she desperately wants to be someone new, someone glamorous and real—someone worth something.

A love story with a twist, this exuberant and funny debut novel brings Will and Helen's lives together in a tale as tight as a rope and as black as tar. Sharp, playful, and brimming over with wicked comedy, The Bird Room heralds the arrival of a major new literary talent.

About the Author:

Chris Killen is a Writing Fellow at the University of Manchester and keeps a popular blog, Day of Moustaches (dayofmoustaches.blogspot.com). He lives in Manchester, England, and The Bird Room is his first novel.

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