Greg Baxter Munich Airport: A Novel

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Munich Airport: A Novel

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"A masterwork of minimalism." --Entertainment Weekly

From the critically acclaimed author of The Apartment comes a powerful, poetic, and haunting exploration of loss, love, and isolation, now available in paperback.

An American living in London receives a phone call from a German policewoman telling him the nearly inconceivable news that his sister, Miriam, has been found dead in her Berlin apartment-from starvation. Three weeks later the man, his father, and an American consular official named Trish find themselves in the bizarre surroundings of a fogbound Munich Airport, where Miriam's coffin is set to be loaded onto a commercial jet and returned to America.

Greg Baxter's bold, mesmeric novel tells the story of these three people over the course of three weeks, as they wait for Miriam's body to be released, grieve over her incomprehensible death, and try to possess a share of her suffering--and her yearning and grace.

With prose that is tense, precise, and at times highly lyrical, MUNICH AIRPORT is a novel for our time, a work of richness, gravity, and even dark humor. Following his acclaimed American debut, MUNICH AIRPORT marks the establishment of Greg Baxter as an important new voice in literature, one who has already drawn comparisons to masters such as Kafka, Camus, and Murakami.

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Greg Baxter is the author of two highly acclaimed books, The Apartment and A Preparation for Death. Originally from Texas, he has lived in Europe for almost two decades. He currently lives in Berlin with his wife and two children.

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ACCLAIM FOR MUNICH AIRPORT"MUNICH AIRPORT confirms [Baxter] as a writer of courage and lucidity. His fluent and assured prose owes some debt to the Austro-Hungarian Franz Kafka and the Austrian Thomas Bernhard... Baxter is high literature."―New York Times Book Review, Editors' Choice

"A masterwork of minimalism."―Entertainment Weekly

"With expert undercurrents and subtext, Baxter can fill quiet scenes with the weight of a funeral...Baxter's realizations are artful, and give poignant images to a man's struggle for identity."―Austin American-Statesman

"MUNICH AIRPORT is a brilliant achievement."―Sam Sacks, The Wall Street Journal

"Greg Baxter is a writer of style...His proven brand of philosophical literature bypasses current fiction's fad for recklessly baroque construction and aims straight for the higher shelves of the Western canon."―Barnes & Noble Review

"[A] haunting and memorable work."―Hudson Valley News

"Powerful and poignant...The novel's tone, together with Baxter's limpid prose and his narrator's clear-eyed confessions, keep us riveted until the bittersweet climax, when the fog finally lifts and each broken character can take to the sky."―Minneapolis Star Tribune

"Fascinating and sad, unfolding...profound philosophical and psychological insight...The developing themes range from family and life's meanings to the role of memory and the passage of time, all illuminated by some of the best writing appearing in fiction today."―San Antonio Express-News

"Stunning... Few novels so urgently and demandingly make themselves feel as necessary as MUNICH AIRPORT."―Tweed's

ACCLAIM FOR THE APARTMENT BY GREG BAXTER"Baxter has written a novel of subtle beauty and quiet grace; I found myself hanging on every simple word, as tense about the consequences of a man finding an apartment as if I were reading about a man defusing a bomb... It is one of the best novels I have read in a long time."―Stacey D'Erasmo, New York Times Sunday Book Review

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