The Companion

Lorcan Roche September 25, 2019

The Companion Lorcan Roche In this subversive comic extravaganza, Dublin born film school dropout Trevor finds himself washed up in New York where he answers an ad to work as a companion to Ed, a wheelchair bound teenager with muscular dystrophy Ed s family is very wealthy and very dysfunctional Ed s father, a guilt ridden judge, rarely emerges from his dusty study Ed s morbidly obese, sexually pIn this subversive comic extravaganza, Dublin born film school dropout Trevor finds himself washed up in New York where he answers an ad to work as a companion to Ed, a wheelchair bound teenager with muscular dystrophy Ed s family is very wealthy and very dysfunctional Ed s father, a guilt ridden judge, rarely emerges from his dusty study Ed s morbidly obese, sexually perverse mother retired to her bed after a skiing incident ten years ago They may live in the same luxurious apartment, but Ed and his parents barely interact A bizarre yet touching friendship develops between Trevor and Ed both men are equally in need of someone who can show them umderstanding and compassion As the boisterous narrative increasingly focuses its attention on Trevor s past and the mysterious stirrings of his psyche, Lorcan Roche s The Companion becomes a darkly humorous tale of obsession An Irish take on One Flew Over the Cuckoo s Nest and A Confederacy of Dunces, The Companion s electrifying style, shocking finale, and its moving tale of friendship under duress all make for an immensely rewarding read.

The Companion Lorcan Roche

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