Adam Ross has an ability to present his characters in fine, razor sharp detail. Descriptions are balanced with uncanny skill against the internal experiences of these people with the precision of a fine watch, and you know these characters are moving toward doubt, disappointment,panic and a few more of the darker currents of life. If the cover itself doesn’t clearly state the nature of people behaving badly, then consider Ross’ use of a George Eliot quote as epigraph: “Cruelty, like every other vice, requires no motive outside of itself; it only requires opportunity.”
Mr. Ross is a Nashville resident and feature writer for The Nashville Scene. His first novel, Mr. Peanut, met with great critical acclaim. Booksellers at Laurelwood will host a signing for Mr. Ross on Tuesday July 12th, at 6:00 p.m.