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From the bestselling author of A Girl Becomes a Comma Like That, a moving, disturbing, and utterly original collection of stories that examine a universe where memory and fact collide, and the imagination fills in the gaps left behind. The stories in The Apple's Bruise take a smart and unflinching look at love, frailty, and happiness and prove beyond doubt that Glatt is aFrom the bestselling author of A Girl Becomes a Comma Like That, a moving, disturbing, and utterly original collection of stories that examine a universe where memory and fact collide, and the imagination fills in the gaps left behind. The stories in The Apple's Bruise take a smart and unflinching look at love, frailty, and happiness and prove beyond doubt that Glatt is a modern master at blending heartbreak and hilarity. In "Dirty Hannah Gets Hit by a Car," a seven-year-old girl bullied by a neighbor across the street gains strength after a serious accident; in "Animals," a zoo veterinarian from a family of butchers tries at once to deal with his marital problems and the high rate at which his animals are dying; and in "Soup," a young widow tries to reconcile her feelings for her teenage son's friend, the town delinquent. With tenderness, insight, and humor, Glatt casts her gaze simultaneously on the beauty and the absurdity of our humanity, creating unforgettable portrayals of unusual characters and the complexities of desire and fidelity that compel them....

Title : The Apple's Bruise: Stories
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ISBN : 9780743270526
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 208 Pages
Status : Available For Download
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The Apple's Bruise: Stories Reviews

  • krista.
    2018-10-12 02:33

    I had absolutely no interest in/sympathy for the majority of these characters or their situations. In a few cases, I just didn't believe the characters (not that they were unreliable, but that they were not well written--the little girl in the first story, for instance). I agree with a previous reviewer who said that the stories felt like the ended just before something was about to happen. They're all very anti-climactic. Only the last 2 or 3 stories held my interest at all and didn't result in some eye-rolling. I enjoyed Glatt's book A Girl Becomes a Comma Like That much more.

  • Edan
    2018-10-05 23:28

    These stories are easy to fall into, and every one of them has something to recommend it, whether it be the prose's sassy rhythm, or some odd premise (boyfriend wants girlfriend to pee on him, for instance). But only one story, "The Body Shop" felt complete and fully realized to me--so many others ended too soon, some even right before the moment of highest tension. I like Glatt's novel, A Girl Becomes a Comma Like That, much better.

  • Patrick Tobin
    2018-09-30 18:53

    A great collection. Funny, dark, utterly human.