Tommy's Tale

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Tommy's Tale
Regan Books 2002 edition
Author Alan Cumming
Country United Kingdom
Language English
Publisher Regan Books
Publication date
September 2002
Media type Print (Hardcover and Paperback)
Pages 272 pp (hardcover edition) &288 pp (paperback edition)
ISBN 978-0-06-039444-8 (hardcover edition)
OCLC 49250103
823/.92 21
LC Class PR6103.U48 .T66 2002

Tommy's Tale is a novel written by the actor Alan Cumming, centering on the life of a bisexual London resident named Tommy. The book is a first-person narrative, and revolves around an early mid-life crisis triggered when Tommy "accidentally" proclaims his love for his friend-with-benefits, Charlie, when high on ecstasy. Other characters include Finn (Charlie's son), Sadie and Bobby (Tommy's flatmates), India (Tommy's ex-girlfriend), and Julian (Tommy's boss).

Film Reference[edit]

The book makes an appearance in Alan Cumming's 2001 film The Anniversary Party in a scene where novelist Joe Therrian (played by Cumming) is asked by neighbor and party guest Monica Rose (played by Mina Badie) to autograph her copy of "his" novel Tommy's Tale.