New Paltz, New York Author Publishes New Novel

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Two men run a popular San Juan cruise bar in this compelling book

Camelot Lost, a new novel by Charles Scaglione Jr., has been released by RoseDog Books.

Chas is learning the nightclub business in Old San Juan, Puerto Rico, from a gay associate he worked with in Manhattan construction. Seymour and Chas meet in Puerto Rico and bond. Seymour is famous for The Sanctuary, a converted German Baptist church on West 49th Street, Manhattan. It draws crowds of gays, special straights, and police regularly cordon off the street for safety. This odd partnership opens what becomes a famous cruise bar, Rounds, on East 53rd Street in 1979 in Manhattan. Its popularity draws famous celebrities, well-to-do businessmen, and beautiful young men looking to capitalize from the rich and famous patrons.

Author Charles Scaglione, Jr. was born in Brooklyn, New York, in 1939. His passions are construction and riding horses out West on his friend's cattle ranches. After eighteen years in the high-rise commercial building market in Manhattan, he resigned as Executive V.P. His first passion was satisfied. He decided to learn the liquor bar business to earn a living near where he could indulge his cowboy mystique while supporting his wife and three teenage children. The exciting eighteen-year learning process began in Old San Juan, Puerto Rico, Manhattan, and ended in California.

Camelot Lost is his artistic account of his successes and failures.

Camelot Lost is a 260-page paperback with a retail price of $23.00. The ISBN is 978-1-4349-9586-5. It was published by RoseDog Books of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. For more information or to request a review copy, please visit our virtual pressroom at or our online bookstore at


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