Struggling with the sudden, nagging notion that his mother once assassinated a prominent neo-Nazi leader, Ben?a performance artist, about to turn 40?doesn’t know where to turn. His parents are both dead and his brother, having previously been institutionalized, is a lousy source of information. In a non-chronological montage of memories, this inventive tale blends suburban realism with out-of-body surrealism as Ben travels back and forth through life events, attempting to put the pieces of the puzzle together.
Stuart Ross is the author of Buying Cigarettes for the Dog; Dead Cars in Managua; and Hey, Crumbling Balcony! He lives in Cobourg, Ontario.