Penn showcases dark humour in new novel
SEAN PENN IS writing a novel about a “divorced, disillusioned man.”
And, yes, he did once release an audiobook under the pseudonym “Pappy Pariah.”
Atria Books said that
Penn’s Bob Honey Who Just Do Stuff will come out March 27. The novel builds upon an audiobook from 2016, narrated by one Pappy Pariah and promoted by the usually press-shy actor.
“It was soon after I finished narrating the short audio of Bob Honey that I began to feel I had only scratched the surface of this story I wanted to tell,” Penn said.
According to Atria, Penn’s “darkly humorous novel tells the picaresque story of Bob Honey, a middle-aged, divorced, disillusioned man. Bob Honey is a man of many trades — sewage specialist, purveyor of pyrotechnics, contract killer for a mysterious government agency that pays in small bills.”
The actor met Pariah at a Key West, Florida, bar in 1979. He said that his old acquaintance had gotten back in touch with him and sent a manuscript.
“I guess it was a connection to being 19 years old and wishing that I had stayed in touch with this guy,” Penn said.