Einstein’s Beach House

Einstein’s Beach House by Jacob M. Appel

Einstein’s Beach House by Jacob M. Appel

Prodigiousness is usually applied to talent, but for wunderkind short story writer Jacob Appel, it is equally applicable to output. According to his website, he has published “short fiction in more than two hundred literary journals.” Reading the full bio, you learn that he’s got numerous degrees to match his many professional titles, and inquiries from the fields of bioethics, law and medicine feed the storylines in the collection—his fourth—Einstein’s Beach House. This knowledge base becomes the subtext to stories that range across such subjects as befriending the neighborhood sexual predator to the benefits of Prozac for depressive hedgehogs.

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