I Am Claude Francois and You Are a Bathtub

By Stuart Ross

I Am Claude Francois and You Are a Bathtub
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Stuart Ross's sometimes poignant, sometimes outrageous third story collection deepens his exploration of the possibilities of the short story and narrative. A trio of tales probe fame through the lens of 1960s-70s French pop and disco icon Claude François; legendary Hollywood ... Read more


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Stuart Ross's sometimes poignant, sometimes outrageous third story collection deepens his exploration of the possibilities of the short story and narrative. A trio of tales probe fame through the lens of 1960s-70s French pop and disco icon Claude François; legendary Hollywood actor Lee Marvin saves the day, again and again; the citizens of a small town worship an all-knowing potato; a man dons a bib to eat his neighbour's house; a tourist finds both love and a dead frog in Nicaragua; and, in one rather educational anti-story, the author instructs readers in the art of writing the short story. In I Am Claude François and You Are a Bathtub, Stuart Ross, a veteran of the Canadian literary underground, unleashes his arsenal of pathos, absurdism, humour, and cantankerousness.

Stuart Ross

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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