The Jew of Home Depot and Other Stories

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JHU Press, 2007 - Fiction - 170 pages

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.

 

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Apple's new story collection, his third after an absence of 20 years from the genre, sets up variations on the stranger-in-a-strange-land theme. The stranger is often a Diaspora Jew, and the strange ... Read full review

Contents

Yaos Chick
1
Indian Giver
16
Proton Decay
32
Stabbing an Elephant
43
Peace
51
Stepdaughters
64
House of the Lowered
102
Strawberry Shortcake
113
Adventures in Dementia
124
Talker
136
The Jew of Home Depot
150
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About the author (2007)

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.

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