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Ladies and Gentlemen by Adam Ross.. Studied With Masters. And this collection shows some serious chops, so if you care about craft as well as great storytelling, you’ll be in lit heaven.

Joel Gardner, LitSnap Editor

"The momentum in Ross’s stories comes from storytelling itself. A stage is set, and then one character usurps the narrative by telling a new tale, pushing the story in unpredictable directions. These embedded narratives arrive effortlessly, in a page from Chekhov’s playbook that has also figured in the work of Alice Munro and Raymond Carver, among others, making the story within a story a standard device of 20th-century fiction."

The New York Times

"Released just one year following the publication of his buzz-generating debut novel "Mr. Peanut," the seven stories that make up "Ladies and Gentlemen" are both riveting and affecting - the work of an author who has the rare ability to mesmerize and move us."

San Francisco Chronicle

Author bio: Adam Ross was born and raised in New York City and attended the Trinity School, where he was a state champion wrestler. A child actor, he has appeared in movies, commercials, and television shows, as well as on radio dramas such as The Eternal Light and E.G. Marshall's Mystery Theater. He graduated with departmental honors in English from Vassar College and holds an M.A. and M.F.A. in creative writing from Hollins University and Washington University respectively, where he studied with Richard Dillard, Stanley Elkin, and William Gass. More information can be found here:

Book Details: General Fiction; (243 pp. Multistoried: Kindle/Print editions)

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