The Jew of Home Depot and Other Stories

part of a face set behind a window

Max Apple


Johns Hopkins University Press


“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.” — Lisa Zeidner, Washington Post Book World


“This new book of short stories once again demonstrates Apple’s ability to write spare prose with a minimum of adjectives and adverbs that, nevertheless, mixes humor and satire with a wry comment on the human condition... testifying to the quiet power of Apple’s writing.” — Morton Teicher, Jewish Journal