"At one time, all of this was prairie as far as the eye could see. Imagine those tall musky weeds you yank every summer growing to their full height; an ocean of them. As far as you could see. It was here, right on this spot that the Building was erected, a breezy late 1940's brick apartment house.
The twenty apartments in the Building are spacious, high ceiling and bright, with skylights and big windows. We could go into number 3 or number 7. But no, let's go into Apartment Number 9."
My Apartment is the epic history of a certain apartment (#9) and a selection of episodes from the wide spectrum of tenants there - presented in micro novel format. Told in a surreal, non linear series of short chapters, My Apartment is a ghost book; a phantom memoir.
Michael K. White is one half of the semi-legendary playwriting team Broken Gopher Ink. His low cholesterol mega monologue play, My Heart And the Real World ran for almost two years in New York City , enabling the authors to eat at John's Pizzeria. In 2007 his story 13 Halloweens was chosen as one of the ten best stories published in 2006 by the super cool folks at Story South. Currently, a staged reading of his play I Know That You Love Me is on at The Trench, Denver.
Founded in 2006, blueprintpress is the print side wing of BluePrintReview. The current focus is on new and experimental formats, like micro novels: hand-made books that fit in an airmail envelope. There is a second micro novel that is open to pre-orders now: The Republic of Love by Nora Nadjarian. Both micro novels are offered as signed author copies, hand-made limited editions. They will be delivered with international air mail, and are available as single volumes, or as bundle (more here: blueprint micro novels).
Michael K. White: My Apartment
24 pages, hand-made + signed copy 7$
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