Recovery. We are searching for something. We don’t always know where we are, but we have all been to places and done things that combined to make us who we are today. Greg Baxter’s debut novel, The Apartment, lets readers spend one day with our unnamed protagonist in an unnamed European city on a search for an apartment. We meander with this character as he searches. Along the way, we learn of his recent experience as a contractor in Iraq, and his previous life in the Navy. I began to feel that he is dealing with the aftermath of something, and struggling toward recovery. Baxter’s finely crafted prose impressed me a lot, and I was willing to meander with this interesting character anxious to see what would happen.
Rating: Four-star (I like it)
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