Greg Baxter was born and raised in Texas. Over the last 20 years, he has lived variously in Ireland, England, Austria, Chicago, Louisiana and Germany. In 2010 he published his first book, the critically acclaimed A PREPARATION FOR DEATH. He now lives in Berlin, where he writes and translates.
An American expat in London finds himself at Munich Airport three weeks after learning that his sister, Miriam, has died of starvation in her Berlin apartment. Together with his elderly father and an American consular, he awaits the release of his sister's body, and tries to understand the events that led to his sister's demise.
Greg Baxter’s debut novel is the story of an Iraq War veteran who moves from his American hometown to an unnamed European city. On a snowy December day, a young woman the narrator met weeks earlier helps him look for an apartment. The book, which takes place over the course of that day, is a chronicle of regret and a meditation on violence and those who would exploit it for personal gain.