The Ass’s Tale
John Farris’s The Ass’s Tale is a Rabelaisian story of a dog’s search for his identity. Told in the existential down-and-dirty vein of Ralph Ellison, Ishmael Reed and Chester Himes, this book (in manuscript form) circulated through New York City’s Lower East Side for years. John is a longtime denizen of the neighborhood; he still lives above the Bullet Space Gallery at 292 East Third Street.
“Hot dog! Dirty dog! If you ever wanted to know about invisible sex, check this out!” — Steve Cannon, author of Groove, Bang, and Jive Around and Director of Gathering of Tribes Gallery
“There is a hidden blessing in knowing John Farris… deeply hidden.” — David Hammons, Installation Artist