I feel now as if I live in apartment 2B. Having lived in it through the decades that Menendez’ book covers, I feel that its bumpy floors and cast iron pan are a part of me now, too. The writing here was lovely and the pace meditative. Menendez fleshed out each life that touched this apartment so effectively that I felt I had visited them when a new chapter begun. The characters were vivid and real, and the place work was so strong that Miami Beach was a character in itself. Highly recommend this one.
The Apartment by Ana Menéndez, (List Price: 27, Counterpoint, 9781640095830, June 2023)
Reviewed by Becca Sloan, Novel. in Memphis, Tennessee