On the third floor of a Los Angeles hotel, a man struggled through fitful sleep night after night. Something stood over his bed, with lingering presence. An elusive apparition, it offered him no rest. It was a summer of torment…until the cleansing.
Great stories should offer more than a moment’s escape from life’s torture rack. They should haunt us through our days, and drive us to action.
Welcome to Room 1331.
We hope you visit often.
Room 1331 Publishing and Media is proud to present our first catalog offering:
Leather to the Corinthians by Tom Lucas
Leather to the Corinthians is an absurd postmodern fable that defiantly flips a middle finger at modern American life. Through the perspectives of its multiple characters, Leather to the Corinthians explores the absurdities of organized religion, the military, big business, fast food, advertising, sex, and the media. Witty, with bitter undertones, its story possesses a satirical spirit as it plays with traditional story structure, phrasing and cultural references. Its multiple layers encourage return visits as its characters have many more unique tales to tell.
Coming in 2016:
Torch by Tom Lucas and Carolina Bertrand
Torch is a competitive, combative and combustible tag poetry project between two hard-boiled writers. They started their own style of “torch” collaboration in their hometown of Detroit in 1993, and have honed it through poetry and fiction into a method that commands their finest work.
(This is two journeymen, back at their desks together after years of writing, living and nearly dying, writing poetry and prose the way they do best: by passing the torch of idea, suffering and light to each other.)
The Scarlet Leather by Tom Lucas
A return to the madness that is The Village and its inhabitants. Join Father Everhard as he holds The Big Red J accountable for his actions, Scratch Microphone and his adventures in The Hive, and with a bit of luck, the return of The King to his throne (porcelain or otherwise).
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