The Apartment by Greg Baxter audiobook

The Apartment: A Novel

By Greg Baxter
Read by Peter Powlus

Hachette Book Group 9781455574780
5.42 Hours Unabridged
Format: CD (In Stock)
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    ISBN: 9781478926757

A powerful andelegant debut novel about love, memory, exile, and war One snowy holiday morning in an old European city, anAmerican man leaves his shabby hotel to meet a local woman who has agreed tohelp him search for an apartment to rent. This clear-eyed novel tells theintriguing story of these two people on this single day. Told in an affecting and intimate tone that graduallyexpands in scope, intensity, poetry, and drama, The Apartment follows the couple across a blurry, illogical, andfrozen city into a past the man is hoping to forget and leaves them at thedoorstep of an uncertain future. A complex meditation on America’s relationship withthe rest of the world as well as an unflinching glimpse at the permanence ofhuman guilt and despair and humankind’s lust to cure violence with violence, The Apartment is also, and above all, anovel about the bravery and mystery of friendship and love.

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Summary

Summary

A New York Times Editor’s Choice

A powerful andelegant debut novel about love, memory, exile, and war

One snowy holiday morning in an old European city, anAmerican man leaves his shabby hotel to meet a local woman who has agreed tohelp him search for an apartment to rent. This clear-eyed novel tells theintriguing story of these two people on this single day.

Told in an affecting and intimate tone that graduallyexpands in scope, intensity, poetry, and drama, The Apartment follows the couple across a blurry, illogical, andfrozen city into a past the man is hoping to forget and leaves them at thedoorstep of an uncertain future.

A complex meditation on America’s relationship withthe rest of the world as well as an unflinching glimpse at the permanence ofhuman guilt and despair and humankind’s lust to cure violence with violence, The Apartment is also, and above all, anovel about the bravery and mystery of friendship and love.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Clever, entertaining, brave; it stretches the rules while following a man through one day of his life. I loved it.” Roddy Doyle, Man Booker Prize–winning author
“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 (London)
“Baxter’s superbly elegant, understated writing explores the dynamics of America’s relationship with the rest of the world.” Times (London)
“Admirable for its scope, ambition, and unashamed seriousness of purpose, as well as its willingness to take stylistic and structural risks.” Observer (London)
“Stunningly good.” Saturday Review, BBC Radio 4
“Exceptional—a book rich in ideas and poetry.” Hisham Matar, Man Booker Prize finalist
“This profound and perfectly paced novel worked such magic on me that by its final pages I felt simultaneously destroyed and revived.” Antoine Wilson, author of Panorama City

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Author

Author Bio: Greg Baxter

Author Bio: Greg Baxter

Greg Baxter was born and raised in Texas. Over the last twenty years, he has lived variously in Ireland, England, Austria, Chicago, Louisiana, and Germany. He is the author of the critically acclaimed novel The Apartment and the memoir A Preparation for Death. He now lives in Berlin, where he writes and translates.

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Available Formats : CD
Category: Fiction
Runtime: 5.42
Audience: Adult
Language: English