The Book On One

The Book On One

Monday to Friday, 11.20pm

Sleepwalker by John Toomey

The Book ON ONE presents a mix of celebrated classic stories, international and Irish language writing, as well as the best new fiction and memoir selected for their timeless appeal. 

It broadcasts nightly from Monday to Friday at 11.20pm during RTÉ Radio 1's 'Late Date' and is read by the author of the book or by a professional reader.

The current Book on One title is Minor Monuments: Essays read by its author, Ian Maleney  In the book the author questions the nature of home, memory and the nature of belonging, in the processes of losing his grandfather to Alzheimer's disease. The book is published by Tramp Press.

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Monday 7th - Friday 11th February 2011

Sleepwalker, by 35 year old Dublin author John Toomey, is a contemporary novel set in "summertime Dublin". The story follows the story of Stuart, a young, handsome and single executive, who is suddenly struck down by a nauseous lethargy. The narrative follows him through a tumultuous week of excess, promiscuity, deception, cowardice and self-examination against the backdrop of the Tiger economy, "and the transformed self-esteem of the young Irish".

Read by Damian Kearney.

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