Ladies and Gentelmen cover

Ladies and Gentlemen

Avail­able Now

“[The] sto­ries in this vol­ume are old-fashioned, almost O. Hen­ryesque tales that point up … Mr. Ross’s extra­or­di­nary gifts as a writer. Not only does Mr. Ross pos­sess glit­ter­ing pow­ers of descrip­tion and a heat-seeking eye for emo­tional and phys­i­cal detail, but he’s also able to cap­ture the way peo­ple talk today with flu­ency and panache.”

—Michiko Kaku­tani, The New York Times

“A superb book. These sto­ries are packed with exquis­ite char­ac­ters, their lives swollen with the past and burst­ing in the present. Tales about neigh­bors and desire, about col­lege hijinx and broth­erly rivalry, about old flames and new ones — this col­lec­tion is mas­ter­fully writ­ten, grip­ping, unforgettable.”

—Tom Rach­man, author of The Imperfectionists

“What makes [Ladies and Gen­tle­men] elec­tri­fy­ing is the author’s knack for lur­ing his char­ac­ters into emo­tional danger…He has man­aged to wed the mas­ter­ful plot­ting of Ray­mond Chan­dler with the exquis­ite char­ac­ter­i­za­tion of Ray­mond Carver, to prove once and for all that exhibit­ing a deep empa­thy for your char­ac­ters deep­ens the thrill as they, and we, bar­rel toward their fates.”

—Steve Almond, The Boston Globe

Adam Ross, Author photo: Eric England