Filth & Romance


Filth & Romance

Filth & Romance 
By: Roberto Roja
Format: Trade Paperback, 283 pp.
ISBN: 978-0-9674922-5-4
Paperback: $16.95 (+ $3.99 shipping and handling)



Influenced by the raw and graphic writing of Charles Bukowski, Hunter S. Thompson, and Henry Miller, Roberto Roja’s debut novel chronicles the experiences of a young writer, Robert Ashby, who is living in Florence, Italy, and who finds himself entangled in a world of love, madness, and infidelity. Like many young adults of his generation, Ashby is struggling to understand the human condition, and his reflections on love, sex, art, religion, education, and the spiritual realm are insightful, thought-provoking, and engaging on many levels. Adult content. Filth & Romance is available for purchase from Laughing Fire Press, any online book retailer like and Barnes and Noble, and your local bookstore.




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Roberto Roja is an Italo-Australian writer who defines his mission in life as “challenging the status quo and going beyond the norm.” He lives in Australia. Go behind the scenes as Roberto discusses his writing process and how Filth & Romance came to be.

Critical Praise for Filth & Romance


“Filth & Romance comes from deep in the groin with volcanic eruptions of passion. Holy Jesus! Finally, we have gonzo erotica.”

-William McKeen, author of Outlaw Journalist: The Life and Times of Hunter S. Thompson


This book is contemporary, fresh, and in-your-face. It challenges the reader at every turn and ignites ideas and desires. … Filth & Romance, as its title suggests, is the journey into a world where all the senses collide and taboos do not exist … an exhilarating read.”

-Marisa Raoul, author of Ma Folie Francaise and Club Mauranges; lyricist of the modern opera, Eternal