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.
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.