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From the PublisherLonglisted for the 2014 PEN/Robert W. Bingham Prize for debut fiction
"A powerful debut by a writer who has almost preternaturally insightful things to say about all that is... Rome echoes Paul Auster in his clean, well-lighted prose
A cultivated style that is beautiful in its understated elegance — sculptural even."
— Michael Abolafia, HTML Giant
"A New York novel
all the more memorable for its originality
it touches upon the dark places of dreams and memory, or the oddness of observing and interacting with strangers in a large city."
— Kristen Felicetti, Electric Literature
"The story of We All Sleep in the Same Room takes us through merely four months, but has enough incident for a lifetime. This book is a powerful symphony of melancholy and wisdom."
— Howard Norman, author of The Bird Artist
"Lyrical and haunting... the debut of an important voice."
— Adam Wilson, author of Flatscreen
like watching storm clouds roll in over midtown: the blue between the buildings goes gray-black, the traffic lights seem to grow brighter, the hard rain is felt even before it falls."
— Justin Taylor, author of Flings
"Rome revels in some genuinely sinister imagery... exquisite, exacting."
— Justin Hickey, Open Letters Monthly
"A book which stands comparison to The Ice Storm, Disgrace and Revolutionary Road
As in real life, no one is completely at fault, or completely innocent."
— Catherine Murphy, Bookivorous
"Rome writes with the maturity of a seasoned novelist and the energy of a brilliant first time author. I could not put it down."
— Dawn Skorczewski, author of An Accident of Hope