Daniel Jones was born in Hamilton, Ontario, in 1959, and lived in Toronto from 1977 until his suicide in 1994. His books include the experimental novel Obsessions, a collection of minimalist short stories, The People One Knows, and the posthumously published 1978 (Rush Hour Revisions, re-released by Three O'Clock Press), a novel set in the Toronto punk scene, which Jones was working on at the time of his death.
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