Penn show­cases dark hu­mour in new novel

Khaleej Times - City Times - - SKY FULL OF STARS -

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.

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