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Parker Tyler, Charles Henri Ford, The Young and Evil, Metronome Press, 2006

A stunning work, first published in 1933 by Obelisk Press (Jack Kahane's legacy), The Young and the Evil is a non-judgmental depiction of gay life and men who earn their living there, told through characters like Julian (modeled on Ford) and Karel (based on Tyler). 

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Tom McCarthy, Remainder, Metronome Press, 2005

Remainder tells the story of an unnamed hero traumatised by an accident which "involved something falling from the sky". Eight and a half million pounds richer due to a compensation settlement but hopelessly estranged from the world around him, Remainder's protagonist spends his time and money obsessively reconstructing and re-enacting vaguely remembered scenes and situations from his past, such as a large building with piano music in the distance, the familiar smells and sounds of liver frying and spluttering, or lethargic cats lounging on roofs until they tumble off them.

McCarthy's debut novel Remainder was written in 2001 and rejected by mainstream UK publishers. It was published in November 2005 by the small Paris-based art publisher Metronome Press and distributed through gallery and museum shops, but not in chain bookstores. It received widespread critical attention in the literary and mainstream press only later on.

Metronome Press is a not-for-profit collective run by Clémentine Deliss and Thomas Boutoux in Paris. It was founded in 2005 and it has to be considered as an extension of the research of Metronome No.9, based on the international history of avant-garde publishing in Paris and its productive intersection between art and literature.

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Tom Gidley, Stunning Lofts, Metronome Press, 2005

“There are many beautiful places in the world, and a few of them belong to me. A street in a village near Bari, every surface whitewashed to dazzling affect on a Mediterranean summer's day. The lighthouse at the tip of a tiny Welsh peninsula, approached in a small boat at dawn under cover of rolling black clouds. That inlet from the sea somewhere on the south west coast of Sweden that suddenly becomes a twisting stream set in dense woodland, lined by a scattering of modernist houses. These are some of mine. I think about them and the others quite often, to keep them with me and not allow them to fade away.“

Two nameless protagonists talk about their lives in a series of alternating short chapters. Unaware of each other, and speaking from two different periods of time in London (one an office worker in the mid nineties, the other a homeless man shortly after the turn ofthe new millenium) their very different experiences begin to overlap and mirror each others’ in various ways. Both reach a point of crisis and their lives draw inexorably closer together, leading to a tragic and unexpected conclusion.

Metronome Press is a not-for-profit collective run by Clémentine Deliss and Thomas Boutoux in Paris. It was founded in 2005 and it has to be considered as an extension of the research of Metronome No.9, based on the international history of avant-garde publishing in Paris and its productive intersection between art and literature.

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