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Little Apples: A Story Cycle

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Either sixteen stories in a circle or an inconsequential novel. Stories of art, loneliness and New York City by noted music journalist Kurt Gottschalk.
Paperback, 1st, 184 pages
Published May 11th 2011 by Spearmint Lit
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David
May 26, 2011 rated it liked it
Gottschalk writes about a very narrow, very NYC demographic: rootless, thirtyish singles who have carved out meager subsistence-level lives in pursuit of some art form, but are completely unclear on why they've done so. Have the rigors and boredoms of such an existence leached the passion from them, or did they drift into acting/music/writing without much passion in the first place? Will things ever get better for them? You kind of hope so, though Gottschalk doesn't locate much hope in these pur ...more
Robert
Dec 05, 2012 rated it really liked it
This is a collection of short, short stories written mainly about living, writing, music and art in New York City. Available through Lulu.com.

I was very impressed with the wide variety in these stories, the author managed to take on many characters and styles and still keep a consistent tone throughout. There are a few stories that are about the act of writing—which in the hands of less engaging writers could become a boring exercise in meta-fiction. Not the case here.
Lainie Petersen
May 21, 2011 rated it really liked it
Shelves: short-fiction
Very nice first fiction effort by someone who is best known for writing (quite well) about music. Definite New York groove throughout these tales. Some left me unsatisfied, but I suspect that was the author's intent.
Kurt Gottschalk
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Kurt Gottschalk moved to New York City in 1993 and earned a Master's degree from the Columbia Graduate School of Journalism in 1997. He has written about arts and politics for All About Jazz, Signal to Noise, Time Out-New York, The Village Voice, The Wire and publications in Canada, France, Germany, Ireland, Portugal and Russia. He has twice been recognized for "best feature writing" by the Connec ...more