The ApartmentBook - 2012
A man walks across an old European capital. Heavy snow falls. He has come here from far away, hoping to forget. IN the company of a new friend and alive to the new experiences of the city, he moves through the snow and his complicated history in search of an apartment.
'Admirable for its scope, ambition and unashamed seriousness of purpose, as well as its willingness to take stylistic and structural risks.' Julie Myerson, Observer
'Imagine you're on a roller-coaster . . . suddenly, without warning, it tips vertiginously, so quickly that your chest constricts and while you're there, suspended, momentarily, at the apex of this roller-coaster, you're aware suddenly of a kind of clarity, a totally new perspective on everything below. Greg Baxter's The Apartment is a bit like this . . . Full of unshowy wisdom and surprising moments of beauty.' Sunday Telegraph
'Baxter's superbly elegant, understated writing explores the dynamics of America's relationship with the rest of the world.' The Times