|Number of Pages||272 Pages|
Suspense and Thriller
An American expat in London, about to enter a meeting, takes a phone call. The caller is a German policewoman. The news she has to convey is almost incomprehensible-the man's sister, Miriam, has been found dead in her Berlin flat, of starvation.
Three weeks later, the man, his elderly father and an American consular official find themselves in an almost unbearably strange place-a fogbound Munich Airport, where Miriam's coffin is to be loaded onto a commercial jet. Greg Baxter's extraordinary novel tells the story of these three people over those three weeks of waiting for Miriam's body to be released, sifting through her possessions and trying to work out what could have led her to her awful death.
Munich Airport is a novel about the meaning of home and about the families we improvise when our real families fall apart. It is a gripping, daring and mesmeric read from one of the most gifted young novelists currently at work.
About the Author
Greg Baxter was born in Texas in 1974. He lived for a number of years in Dublin and now lives in Berlin. He is the author of a memoir, a preparation for death, which was praised by James Lasdun, Anne Enright, David Shields and Hugo Hamilton and of one previous highly acclaimed novel, the Apartment.