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The Jew of Home Depot and Other Stories (Johns Hopkins

Poetry and Fiction)

Max Apple


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This is the first collection to appear in twenty years from one of America's best short story writers. His thirteen stories are marvelous--funny, heartbreaking, and wise by turns, and on occasion all three at once.

Praise for The Jew of Home Depot and Other Stories:

Thank you, Mr. Apple There's an art to writing a sad story that's also fun to read... Many of Apple's stories are heartbreaking, but there's hardly a page that doesn't yield a smile at one line or another. -New York Times Book Review

When it comes to Max Apple, what's not to like?... Apple is never ferocious, never crabby and rarely sentimental. He does not dislike his characters, and he refuses to condescent to them. -Foreword

Delightful, utterly cynicism-free stories collected here... celebrate serendipity... If a lot of contemporary short fiction falls into the category dubbed 'Kmart realism, ' Apple needs his own category. Call it Kmart magical realism. -Washington Post Book World

Johns Hopkins University Press, 9780801887383, 184pp.

Publication Date: October 1, 2007

About the Author

Max Apple has published two collections of stories, The Oranging of America and Free Agents, two novels, Zip and Propheteers, and two books of nonfiction, Roommates and I Love Gootie. Five of his books have been New York Times Notable Books. Apple lives near Philadelphia and teaches at the University of Pennsylvania.