Reading at the Circus: The Apartment by Greg Baxter

On Wednesday 2nd May the Circus Apartments are playing host to Dialogue Books and one of the many wonderful English-language literary events. Fittingly the reading is of a book called “The Apartment” by Berlin-resident Greg Baxter.

Here’s some more about the book from the organisers:

“One snowy morning in an old European capital, a man wakes in a hotel room. A young local woman he has befriended calls to the hotel, and the two of them head out into the snow to find the man an apartment to rent.

Greg Baxter’s astonishing first novel tells the story of these two people on this day – and the old stories that brought them to where they are. Its magically subtle and intense narrative takes them across the frozen city and into the past that the man is hoping to escape, and leaves them at the doorstep of an uncertain future.

The Apartment is a book about war, the relationship between America and the rest of the world, and the brittle foundations of Western culture; but above all it is a book about the mysteries and alchemies of friendship – truthful, moving and brilliant.

circus_baxterIf you are not a guest of the Circus but you are interested in the event, follow this link to find out how to register. We have a very limited number of tickets available to Circus guests, for which you can register at the reception. The event begins at 7.30pm.