An Apple in My Back is a novel about a surreal Sisyphus of sex and stunted self-discovery. It is a travel epic, a How-To-Get-Laid guide, and a moral fable. Youth-charged adrenaline drives men to karmic repetitions of libido, war, and fear. The archetypal narrator operates in limbo, seeking to break free of loneliness through bodies, minds, cities, and angels. Does love save? Can a lonely wolf dislodge Eden’s Apple and apocalyptic destiny? Is man doomed infinitely to spinning typewriter ribbons, chasing women and medallions? Are we condemned to the grand masculine narrative historically broken like a heart?