From the critically
acclaimed author of The Apartment comes a powerful, poetic, and haunting exploration of loss, love, isolation, and
the families we improvise when our real ones fall apart.
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.
Greg Baxter’s astonishing novel tells the story of these
three people over the course of several weeks, as they wait for Miriam’s body
to be released, sift through her possessions, and try to piece together the
events that led to her awful death. An unflinching look at family, loneliness,
desperation, and regret, Munich Airport
marks the establishment of an important literary voice in Greg Baxter. Download and start listening now!