The Imagination Thief’s location, Asbury Park”

Upscale oceanfront resort, partial ghost town, national treasure.

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(This video is also on Vimeo and YouTube.)

The Imagination Thief by Rohan Quine is about a web of secrets, triggered by the stealing and copying of people’s imaginations and memories. It’s about the magic that can be conjured up by images of people, in imagination or on film; the split between beauty and happiness in the world; and the allure of various kinds of power. It celebrates some of the most extreme possibilities of human imagination, personality and language, exploring the darkest and brightest flavours of beauty living in our minds.

Buy The Imagination Thief in paperback or ebook format.
(The text of the novel The Imagination Thief is identical in its paperback format and its ebook format. In addition to containing that text, the ebook format also contains some photographic content, plus links to films and to a video-book version and an audio-book version of the novel.)


Casino, Asbury Park - photo by Andrew F. Kazmierski /

The ruined Casino, one Asbury Park location in The Imagination Thief


Palace Amusements, with the face of Tillie

Palace Amusements (now demolished), another Asbury Park location in The Imagination Thief, including the face of Tillie (who was preserved and relocated)


Rohan Quine - The Imagination Thief - ebook cover (literary fiction, magical realism, horror)


Rohan Quine - "The Imagination Thief's location, Asbury Park" - still (literary fiction, magical realism, horror)


Other introductory videos may be seen in the Vimeo playlist The Imagination Thief—introductory videos”:

And in the YouTube playlist The Imagination Thief—introductory videos”.