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Ladies and Gentlemen

A hot-shot young lawyer, burdened by years of guilt and resentment, comes to the aid of his irresponsible kid brother, only to realise he s a pawn in a treacherous scheme. A lonely professor, frequently regaled with outrageous tales by the office handyman, suddenly fears he s being asked to abet a murderous fugitive. A man down on his luck closes in on a mysterous job offer while doing a good turn for his fragile neighbour, but his effors backfire in a terrifically surreal and hilarious manner. Four college kids goad each other on in a series of escalating dares, culminating in a result as ambiguous as it is tragic. An enterprising adolescence uses his brief career as a child actor to fulfil the crush he has on a friend s seemily untouchable older sister. Laced throughout with glimmers of redemption and a refreshing combination of warmth and cynicism, these noirish narratives have a youthful energy that belies their hard-won wisdom, and together they showcase one of our truly essential new writers.
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Following his celebrated debut novel, Mr. Peanut, Adam Ross presents a darkly compelling collection of stories about brothers, loners, lovers and young people navigating lives full of good intentions, misunderstandings and obscured motives.

About the Author

Adam Ross was born in New York and studied writing with William Gass and Stanley Elkin. He worked as a journalist and teacher but now writes full-time and lives with his wife and two daughters in Nashville, Tennessee. His first novel, Mr. Peanut, was published by Jonathan Cape in 2010.


"One of our truly essential new writers" GQ "Ross is the kind of writer who gets into his often-dysfunctional characters' heads with ease and inhabits them with compassion, giving them a sense of vulnerability... His prose has a pleasing ease to it, without being easy - there's an edge to the worlds he creates that rewards closer reading and prevents sentimentality or predictability. Definitely one to watch" -- Lesley McDowell The Herald "If you like short stories with a sharp twist in the tale, Adam Ross' astringent collection will be perfectly to your taste" Daily Mail "Witty and well-shaped short-story collection... Ross charts the progress of his characters' disillusionment with a compelling mixture of sympathy and ironic detachment" -- Nick Rennison Sunday Times "Ross is a gifted writer with a soft spot for the kind of stop - you - in - your - tracks twists that will have readers dropping their cups of tea, slow-mo, into their laps" -- Alice Wylie Scotland on Sunday

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