Henry Kafka & Other Stories

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Mercury Press, 1997 - Fiction - 144 pages
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"Stuart Ross is an amazing talent. In Henry Kafka he’s managed to create a landscape removed from personal memory and historical connectedness and yet whose characters are filled with passion and humour. What we have here is Millennium Now!— Stuart Ross style— fictions that are deliciously black, and at times deliciously funny."— Rick Salutin

quot;Less an homage to Kafka than a re-experiencing, in the Canada in the 1990s, of Kafka’s sense of how stark, astounding, terrifying, exhilarating and utterly contigent a life can feel. The stories and images cohabit cheerfully and unconnectedly, then they all end up oddly together in the book’s final line (No peeking.)"

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Contents

Confession
Visiting the Philmonts 19
The Wedding Dress 29
Copyright

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About the author (1997)

Stuart Ross is a poet, fiction writer, and essayist. He is the author of about a dozen books and countless chapbooks. His story collection Buying Cigarettes for the Dog won the 2010 ReLit Award for Short Fiction. Stuart is the fiction and poetry editor for This Magazine, a regular columnist for subTerrain, and has his own imprint, "a stuart ross book," at Mansfield Press. He was the 2010 Writer in Residence at Queen's University, and has led writing workshops across the country. After half a century in Toronto, Stuart moved to Cobourg, Ontario, in 2009. You Exist. Details Follow. is his seventh full-length poetry collection.

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