Tommy's Tale

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Tommy's Tale
Regan Books 2002 edition
AuthorAlan Cumming
CountryUnited Kingdom
PublisherRegan Books
Publication date
September 2002
Media typePrint (Hardcover and Paperback)
Pages272 pp (hardcover edition) &288 pp (paperback edition)
ISBN978-0-06-039444-8 (hardcover edition)
823/.92 21
LC ClassPR6103.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.