The Jew of Home Depot and Other Stories (Johns Hopkins
Poetry and Fiction)
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