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The Apartment

A Novel

By Greg Baxter

A powerful and elegant debut novel about love, memory, exile, and war.

One snowy December morning in an old European city, an American man leaves his shabby hotel to meet a local woman who has agreed to help him search for an apartment to rent. THE APARTMENT follows the couple across a blurry, illogical, and frozen city into a past the man is hoping to forget, and leaves them at the doorstep of an uncertain future-their cityscape punctuated by the man's lingering memories of time spent in Iraq and the life he abandoned in the United States. Contained within the details of this day is a complex meditation on America's relationship with the rest of the world, an unflinching glimpse at the permanence of guilt and despair, and an exploration into our desire to cure violence with violence.

A novel about how our relationships to others-and most importantly to ourselves-alters how we see the world, THE APARTMENT perfectly captures the peculiarity and excitement of being a stranger in a strange city. Written in an affecting and intimate tone that gradually expands in scope, intensity, poetry, and drama, Greg Baxter's clear-eyed first novel tells the intriguing story of these two people on this single day. Both beguiling and raw in its observations and language, THE APARTMENT is a crisp novel with enormous range that offers profound and unexpected wisdom.

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2013

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Format: Book
Author: Baxter, Greg
Summary: "One snowy holiday morning in an old European city, an American man leaves his shabby hotel to meet a local woman who has agreed to help him search for an apartment to rent. Told with an affecting and intimate tone that gradually expands in scope, intensity, poetry, and drama, THE APARTMENT follows the couple across a vague and frozen city on a single day, into a past the man is hoping to forget, and leaving them at the doorstep of an uncertain future. A complex meditation on America's relationship with a new Europe that ingeniously measures our feeble attempts to cure violence with violence, Baxter's clear-eyed first novel provides an unflinching portrait of the ways that guilt shapes us, and demonstrates an ultimately redemptive faith in the alchemies and uncertainties of friendship and love"-- Provided by publisher.
Title: The apartment : a novel / Greg Baxter.
Publisher Date: New York : Twelve, an imprint of Grand Central Publishing, 2013.
Subject: Authorship -- Fiction. War stories. City and town life -- Europe -- Fiction.
Isbn: 1455574783 (hardback) 9781455574780 (hardback) 1478924519 (audio download) 9781478924517 (audio download) 1455547719 (ebook) 9781455547715 (ebook)
Current Holds: 0
System Items Available: 2
System Items Total: 4
Call Number: F Baxter
Oclc: 843025899
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Bib Id: 493225

Format: Book
Author: Baxter, Greg, author.
Summary: "One snowy holiday morning in an old European city, an American man leaves his shabby hotel to meet a local woman who has agreed to help him search for an apartment to rent. Told with an affecting and intimate tone that gradually expands in scope, intensity, poetry, and drama, THE APARTMENT follows the couple across a vague and frozen city on a single day, into a past the man is hoping to forget, and leaving them at the doorstep of an uncertain future. A complex meditation on America's relationship with a new Europe that ingeniously measures our feeble attempts to cure violence with violence, Baxter's clear-eyed first novel provides an unflinching portrait of the ways that guilt shapes us, and demonstrates an ultimately redemptive faith in the alchemies and uncertainties of friendship and love"-- Provided by publisher.
Title: The apartment : a novel / Greg Baxter.
Edition: First Grand Central Publishing edition.
Publisher, Date: New York : Twelve, an imprint of Grand Central Publishing, 2013.
Description: 193 pages ; 22 cm
Subjects: Authorship -- Fiction.
Subjects: War stories.
Subjects: City and town life -- Europe -- Fiction.
LCCN: 2013017807
ISBN: 1455574783 (hardback)
ISBN: 9781455574780 (hardback)
ISBN: 1478924519 (audio download)
ISBN: 9781478924517 (audio download)
ISBN: 1455547719 (ebook)
ISBN: 9781455547715 (ebook)
Requests: 0
Available Copies: 2
Total Copies: 4
Call Number: F Baxter