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Title:
Munich Airport : a novel
Author:
Baxter, Greg, author.
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Edition:
First U.S. edition.
Publication Information:
New York : Twelve, 2015.
Physical Description:
258 pages ; 24 cm
Summary:
"An American living in London receives a phone call from a German policewoman telling him that his sister Miriam has been found dead of starvation in her Berlin apartment. 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"--
General Note:
"Originally published in UK by Penguin Group, July 2014"--Title page verso.
Language:
English
ISBN:
9781455557950
Format :
Book

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Summary

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

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.


Author Notes

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.