The Decapaphiliac : or love in the time of cappuccinos
While two lovers tussle with the foibles of twenty-first century romance, a rotund academic finds a reason to give up the fifth meal of the day, another patient is seen by the fruitiest practitioner on Throgmorton Street, Sisyphean tasks of repentance are performed among the discarded fruit boxes at the back of a market, love wields a jealous knife in a Turkish corner shop and a comatose writer becomes a most productive patient. Seven stories in a honey stew of comedy and tragedy designed to expand the compassion muscles of any reader.
- Paperback | 112 pages
- 152 x 229 x 6mm | 159g
- 07 Nov 2013
- Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
About Alex Weinle
Alex Weinle is the friendly arms dealer of the literary world; he has almost no respect for genre or contemporary expectations - what he provides is explosives. His work has been published in academic anthologies and science fiction magazines. He is a welcome outsider flicking lit matches into the paper basket of twenty-first century fiction. His graphic novelette in conjunction with artist Damian Street The Boatman is an invented ancient fable available now at https: //www.facebook.com/theboatmancomic. On Care of a Wamloodle is a treatise by the pioneering female scientist Malina Baranova soon to be released both digitally and in print. His collection of short stories The Decapaphiliac tells seven stories about humans and compassion from the depths of hospital wards, corner shops, dusty libraries, corporate interviews and coffee shops. Alex blends science, philosophy, history and literature for which his life of physics, travel and business, in lands foreign and domestic, have prepared him poorly. He lives in Cambridge, England in a cottage that consumes bulbs of unusual wattage.