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Title:The Biology of Luck
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Publisher:Elephant Rock Productions, Inc.
ISBN:0975374680
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Number of Pages:234
Category:Fiction, Romance, Contemporary

The Biology of Luck by Jacob M. Appel

PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC The Biology of Luck Odd job queen Starshine Hart is about to go on somebody else s perfect date At the usually carefree Starshine has realized that it is easier to start sleeping with a man than to stop Her lovers include one of the last underground members of the Weathermen and the dilettante heir to a lawn chair magnate Both men have staked their romantic future on her Her only respite is her impending dinner with the nonthreatening but unattractive tour guide Larry Bloom But Larry too has a stake in her future He has written a book about their impending dinner in which he fantasizes about Starshine s life on the day he wins her heart Juxtaposing moments from Larry s guided tour of New York City on the June day of his dream date with excerpts from the novel in which he imagines Starshine s concurrent escapades this inventive structure weaves a highly imaginative love story across all five boroughs Provocative funny and keenly observed an imagined pilgrimage through the underbelly of Gotham becomes a bold new voice in contemporary American fiction

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The Biology of Luck, The Mask of Sanity, Coulrophobia & Fata Morgana, The Topless Widow of Herkimer Street, Phoning Home, The Man Who Wouldn't Stand Up, Miracles and Conundrums of the Secondary Planets, Scouting for the Reaper, Wedding Wipeout, Einstein's Beach House
Two elderly spinster sisters Florence and Lorraine have lived together ever since the death of their wealthy father living on generous stipends provided in his will that continue until one of them marries at which time that sister is cut off financially The sisters family is shaken up when Florence invites them to her wedding The morning after the wedding Florence is found dead in her bed Was it an asthma attack as her new husband and the police believe or did someone enter her room in the middle of the night and suffocate the old woman with a pillow Local amateur sleuth Rabbi Jacob Kappelmacher is brought in to investigate the suspicious death He soon discovers that all of the sisters relatives stayed overnight following the wedding and could have strangled the old woman in her sleep So could have the bridegroom But who did it And why With no money and no motive why would anyone kill the old woman Rabbi Kappelmacher begins his investigation by interviewing all of the interested parties intent on figuring out the convoluted and devious crime and the sinister culprit behind it, This new collection by New York writer Jacob M Appel features two brothers fighting over a collection of iron lungs a elderly suburbanite campaigns for the right to sunbathe topless on her lawn and a couple s whose retirement home is accidentally delivered to the wrong address where the current occupant refuses to return it Each of the stories in The Topless Widow of Herkimer Street takes ordinary people to the brink of insanity and in one case literally to the edge of the earth forcing readers to grapple with the fine line that divides everyday life from the mad chaos always lurking in its shadows, In his ninth book and fifth collection of stories Jacob M Appel introduces readers to a a diplomats wife who attempts to seduce her chimney sweep through Norwegian lessons a minister whose dead wife is romantically involved with Greta Garbo and a landlord menaced by a rent delinquent mime, Each of the characters in i Scouting for the Reaper i faces an unanticipated challenge transporting a truckload of penguins across the country arranging a proper Jewish burial for the remains of Gregor Samsa selling tombstones dressed as a Girl Scout These stories explore the domestic and professional adventures of people in over their heads while leavening their struggles with humor br br b Jacob M Appel b is the author of more than two hundred published short stories and is a past winner of the Boston Review Short Fiction Competition br br br