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 Max Apple:
"Apple may not be as well known a humorist as Russell Baker, Calvin Trillin, or Garrison Keillor. But he should be. He belongs in the same crowd."—Newsday, reviewing Free Agents
"Apple is an amiable, good-hearted, sweet-tempered writer whose short pieces occupy an agreeable territory somewhere between fact and fiction."—Washington Post Book World, reviewing Free Agents
"A tender, tough, and totally compelling account."—USA Today, reviewing Roommates
"The slim, sweet slices of this particular Apple pie are always served warm and contain generous amounts of humor, off-the-wall inventiveness, and down-to-earth intelligence."—Cleveland Plain Dealer, reviewing Free Agents