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Book Title: Snowball, Dragonfly, Jew: A Novel|
The author of the book: Stuart Ross
Date of issue: April 1st 2011
ISBN 13: 9781770410138
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 950 KB
Edition: ECW Press
Read full description of the books Snowball, Dragonfly, Jew: A Novel:?Ben is a performance artist about to enter his forties. His father and mother are both dead, and his brother, Jake, is a lousy source of information. So when he begins to struggle with a particularly nagging memory, he doesn’t know where to turn. The memory: the assassination — by his mother — of a prominent neo-Nazi. In a non-chronological montage of memories, Ben travels back and forth through the events of his life, some of which seemed trivial at the time but are important now: his childhood summers at a cottage in central Ontario, his teenage years in a Toronto suburb, his disastrous university career, the calamity that precipitated his brother’s institutionalization. Stuart Ross’s first novel is a blend of suburban realism and out-of-body surrealism.
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Stuart Ross published his first literary pamphlet on the photocopier in his dad’s office one night in 1979. Through the 1980s, he stood on Toronto’s Yonge Street wearing signs like “Writer Going To Hell: Buy My Books,” selling over 7,000 poetry and fiction chapbooks.
A tireless literary press activist, he is the co-founder of the Toronto Small Press Book Fair and now a founding member of the Meet the Presses collective. He had his own imprint, a stuart ross book, at Mansfield Press for a decade, and was Fiction & Poetry Editor at This Magazine for eight years. In fall 2017, he launches his new poetry imprint, A Feed Dog Book, through Anvil Press.
Stuart has edited several small literary magazines, including Mondo Hunkamooga: A Journal of Small Press Stuff, Dwarf Puppets on Parade, Syd & Shirley, Who Torched Rancho Diablo?, Peter O’Toole: A Magazine of One-Line Poems, and, most recently HARDSCRABBLE.
He is the author of two collaborative novels, two collections of stories, and ten full-length poetry books. He has also published two collections of essays, Confessions of a Small Press Racketeer and Further Confessions of a Small Press Racketeer (both from Anvil Press), and edited the anthology Surreal Estate: 13 Canadian Poets Under the Influence (The Mercury Press) and co-edited Rogue Stimulus: The Stephen Harper Holiday Anthology for a Prorogued Parliament (Mansfield Press).
Stuart has taught writing workshops across Canada and works one-on-one with authors on their manuscripts. He lives in Cobourg, Ontario. In spring 2009, Freehand Books released his first short-story collection in more than a decade, Buying Cigarettes for the Dog, to almost unanimous critical acclaim.
In fall 2010, Stuart was writer-in-residence at Queen's University in Kingston, Ontario. In spring 2011, ECW Press released his first novel, Snowball, Dragonfly, Jew. In fall 2013, Mansfield Press released his book of collaborative poems, Our Days in Vaudeville, the first such book ever published by a Canadian poet. In 2017, Stuart won the eighth annual Battle of the Bards, presented by the International Festival of Authors and NOW Magazine.
Stuart is currently working on 11 book projects.
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