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David A. Ross is a writer, editor and publisher. From 1984-1985 he was a columnist and contributing editor for Southwest Art Magazine. His novels include The Virtual Life of Fizzy Oceans, Xenos, A Winter Garden, Stones, How High The Wall and his award-winning first novel Calico Pennants. Also to his credit is the short story collection Sacrifice and the Sweet Life and the travel memoir Good Morning Corfu: Living Abroad Against All Odds.
Born in Chicago, Illinois, he presently lives on the Island of Corfu in Greece.
Fizzy Oceans lives, works and travels in the virtual world where the dead are very much alive, places like ancient Babylon have been reconstructed, and with the click of a button one is transported throughout the Ages to events and destinations that make up our human history.
In this award-winning novel, a weekend sailor shipwrecked in the South Seas eventually discovers the island's only other human inhabitant - a woman who bears an uncanny resemblance to 1930s lost flying ace Amelia Earhart.
Funny, thoughtful, and esoteric in nature, the forty-four short essays deal with expatriate living in detail - from myth to reality, from novelty to stagnation, from glorious experiences to down-right gory experiences, and back again.
Sometimes the only way to find yourself is to leave behind everything you've ever known... and become a stranger. Abandoning a life filled with loss of family, love, and personal integrity, Doran Seeger is on his way to a political awakening in Amsterdam, an unexpected affair in the Swiss Alps, an encounter on a train platform and the discovery of a wadded up handbill leading him to a land where people still embraces real civility: Greece.
A Winter Garden follows one man's journey from designing weapons guidance systems for the Department of Defense to growing and maintaining a winter garden on a Greek Island.
Stones is a novel of art, love, intrigue and magic in the South of France. It also asks the question, what happens when one fails both in love and art?
A community is literally divided when an outraged homeowner catches a teenager spray-painting the wall of his house and champions the building of a wall to section off a wealthy subdivision from its only slightly less affluent neighbors.
A profound and disturbing collection of eight short stories, four poems and one vignette by award-winning author David A. Ross.