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Rooftop Soliloquy by Roman Payne
 
Rooftop Soliloquy, the new novel by Roman Payne

“It was a time I slept in many rooms, called myself by many names. … mine was the twilight and the morning. Mine was a world of rooftops and love songs.” Written entirely in Paris over a two year span during which its author lived every conceivable metropolitan passion and inspiration, Rooftop Soliloquy is a novel as vibrant and alive as the city where it was given seed and a place to grow..." [more]

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In English   Novel, 254 pages, ISBN 978-0-578-03281-8
 
 
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More than Dancing by T.M. Stringfellow
 
More than Dancing by TM Stringfellow

“Challenging modern America's perspective on love, history, and race relations” these poems deviate from such techniques as free verse and abstraction to concentrate on structured forms; Stringfellow views black artists as Prometheus figures, giving fire and inspiration to American culture, even when they are barely acknowledged. The over all message, however, is gritty and emotional—and sometimes deliberately sentimental—as it pits the joys of love, romance, and racial pride against the sorrows of slavery and segregation.

In English   Poetry, 66 pages, Published by Third World Press
 
 
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Budapest my Love by Anthony Steyning
 
Budapest my Love by Anthony Steyning

The year is 1989. The cold War is over... ...The Iron Curtain lies in tatters and communism is taking its final bow across the globe. In the heart of London in a small cafe, Hungarian exile Tristan Szerei contemplates his future. Can he finally put his past behind him and return to Budapest or must he remain a prisoner to history?

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In English   Novel, Hardcover, 280 pages, ISBN 1857769090
 
 
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Gemini by Aaron Pogue
 
Gemini by Aaron Pogue

“Now the three of us lived in a tiny apartment that, not long ago, was a brothel room...” this urban picaresque novel was inspired by the author's experience of living on a rooftop in SoHo, New York City. The first edition was published in 2003. ModeRoom Press will be publishing the second edition in the winter of 2010 in hardcover and ebook format.
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In English   Novel, 163 pages, ISBN (COMING SOON!)
 
 
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Hope and Despair by Roman Payne
 

“Charged with passion, these pages sing to us their erotic melancholy; ‘Hope and Despair’ is both loving and frightening, a pleasure to read once and again!” Payne’s third epic novel narrates the story of the beautiful young Nadja, and her brooding lover Nikolai, as the two come of age in a springtime garden. When their world of earthly delights fades with the dying season, the two are exiled from their pastoral romance into a fiery world of seedy urban haunts, intoxicated dreams and electric lights...

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In English   Novel, 300 pages, ISBN 978-0-6151-8650-4
 
 
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Prague in a Handbasket by Van Buren
 

This Kafkaesque thriller will keep your heart pounding with faced-paced scenes and seductive mysteries. A bewildered gentleman from Marseilles finds himself one morning walking circles around the center of Prague. Holding his hand is a little girl in a dirty dress who wants to help him escape his execution scheduled for that very morning. Coming soon from ModeRoom Press.

 
In English   Novel, 233 pages, COMING SOON
 
 
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Cities & Countries by Roman Payne
 

A book about travel, about searching and wandering, about finding greatness in the midst of the world. Strange adventures meet Alexis when he wanders far from his familiar home in a quest to become a man of the world. What begins as a search for the "Great City," leads to a wayward and whimsical, romantically poignant, and at times powerfully despairing, jaunt through various cities and countries, far and wide.

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In English   Novel, 324 pages, ISBN 0615137873
 
 
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The Basement Trains by Roman Payne
 
The Basement Trains, a 21st Century Poem, by Roman Payne

“One night in the midst of life...I recalled all I had known and had seen...” The poem begins in ‘an ancient garden in
the midnight city,' where a nocturnal
recollection of the past begins an epic
voyage traversing centuries of ideas and
continents of profound imagery.

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Poetry, 48 pages, ISBN 978-0-6151-3576-2
 
 
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The Applicant by Anthony Steyning
 

Hegeraad is an Amsterdam bruin-café, an old-style watering-hole in the Jordaan district where Albert had arranged to meet his future executioner... ... This work was inspired by Camus´ The Fall (La Chute), also set in Amsterdam. While never ceasing to entertain, both deal with issues surrounding contemplated suicide within the wider context of contemporary existence. However, The Applicant quickly takes a surprisingly different direction.

 
In English   Novel, Hardcover, 160 pages, ISBN 1857768175
 
 
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Crepuscule by Roman Payne
 
Crepuscule the novel by Roman Payne

“A modern classic and underground sensation - an intense jaunt through the city of Paris.” Crepuscule is a poetic panorama of life among the Parisians and the expatriates in the French capital. An intense drama flowing with passion, Crepuscule is the epic story of romance, love, freedom, and survival – where the reader is taken on an expedition to the heights of hope and the depths of despair.

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In English   CREPUSCULE: Novel, 307 pages, ISBN 1-4116-1311-2
   
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Mop Men by Alan Emmins
 

“A vivid account of real life and real death! ” The Guardian calls it a book of "Ghoulish fascination...and educational value." British author, Alan Emmins, went to California and traveled around in a black van with the slogan: 'Crime Scene Cleaners: Homicides, Suicides and Accidental Death'. He found himself cleaning crime scenes and embarking on an exploration of the American way of death.

In English   Mop Men: Novel, Corvo Press, ISBN 0-9543-2554-0
   
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Diamonds (The Rush of '72) by Sam North
 
Diamonds - The Rush of '72, by Sam North

Thou shalt not tell any false tales about good diggings in the mountains Diamonds, the Rush of '72 is a brave historical adventure tale of two young men who arrive dirty and destitute in California in search of a fortune.

 
In English   DIAMONDS: Novel, 282 pages, ISBN 1-4116-1088-1
   
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infra by Ron Dakron
 
a smashing tale, crunching words and plot through a hyper expressionistic viewpoint.” Ron Dakron's first novel, 'infra', is a chilling tale of obsession, sex and ghosts, all told through a poetic dreamscape of words. infra careens through a late 20th century Europe in search of ultimate ecstasy.
 
In English   Novel, Black Heron Press, ISBN 0-930773-04-7
 
 
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The Old Century by Roman Payne
 
The Old Century by Roman Payne

“The Old Century” ("The Early Stories and Poems of Roman Payne"). This collection contains the surviving first-works of the American author, Roman Payne. All were written between 1996 and 1999. (Note: This edition contains illustations by the author in black & white. Full-color edition is also available) Currently available through Available through Special Order

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In English   Short-Stories/Poetry (special order only)
   
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Hammers by Ron Dakron
 
“A novel not to be missed or believed!” ...Hammers follows a young rocker, his sister, their mutual girlfriend and three dumb junkies throughout their mutation from hapless humans into intelligent hammerhead sharks. Set in a modern biotech city, Hammers chews up plot and language and spits out a strange and poetic hybrid.

 
In English   Novel, Black Heron Press, ISBN 0-930773-48-9
   
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The Curse of Nibelung by Sam North
 
The Curse of Nibelung by Sam North

A triumphant Sherlock Homes Mystery! ...December 1939. Germany and Great Britain are in the fog of the phoney war. The First Sea Lord Winston Churchill knows that England is not nearly ready for the fight. Four British spies have perished in strange circumstances in Nuremberg trying to discover the biggest secret of the Third Reich. Churchill turns to the only man he knows who can solve the mystery. But Lord Sherlock Holmes is now 83, Dr Watson even older. Are they still up to it?

 
In English   Novel, 304 pages, ISBN 1411637488
   
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Newt by Ron Dakron
 
“Newt” is a frightening ride through the hopes and horrors of a troubled American immigrant. Set in Seattle's loft art scene, two young lovers, Alysha and Newt, discover that the past is prelude to oblivion. Switching elegantly between Alysha's horrific past and her frenzied present, Newt delves into doomed love and taboo lust.

 
In English   Novel, Black Heron Press, ISBN 0-930773-19-5
   
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Given Nightingale Sleep by Ron Dakron
 
“Given Nightingale Sleep” is a collection of Ron Dakron's poetry from the years 1982-1988. These poems showcase the sensuality and raw power which infuses all his work. This book is currently available only through Special Order.

 
In English   Poetry, Black Heron Press, ISBN 0-930773-09-8
   
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Behind the Door by J-F Caro
 

“Behind the Door and Others” Two illuminating tales and an brilliant oeuvre of poems from the French poet and short-story writer, J-F Caro. All pieces in this edition are English originals or translated from French by the author. This first-edition is currently available only through Available through Special Order.

 


 
In English   Poetry/Short-Stories, ModeRoom Press, 15 pages
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