Apartment, Teddy Wayne’s fourth novel, will be published by Bloomsbury on Feb. 25, 2020. Pre-order: Amazon / B&N / IndieBound

Named a Most-Anticipated Book of 2020 by
Vogue, The Boston Globe, and The Millions

“Draftsmanlike precision…it leaves one feeling vaguely ill, in the best way possible. A near-anthropological study of male insecurity.” ―Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

“A deftly composed novel…its ideas about masculinity, gender, and class will rattle around your mind for ages.”―Elle

“Subtle, fascinating…Wayne excels at creating a narrator both observant of his surroundings and deluded about his own feelings…A careful meditation on class and power.”―Publishers Weekly

“Wayne emphasizes the gap between social isolation and an intense internal life, and uses the contrast to explore contemporary cultural anxieties in tenderly close focus.”―Booklist

“The rare page-turner that always maintains its dignity as a moving portrait of loneliness and longing.”―Joshua Ferris, author of Then We Came to the End

“In Apartment, class, ambition, and New York real estate are the components in one mortal’s struggle to know the world and its surprises about who is outsmarting what. A terrific piece of work.”—Joan Silber, author of Improvement

“What a remarkable rarity—a guy-meets-guy novel about male friendship and intimacy. Apartment is a propulsive and powerfully focused exploration of masculine insecurity, anxiety, and ambivalence.”—Chris Bachelder, author of The Throwback Special

Apartment is full of keenly observed, stinging insights that compound in intensity long after the initial read.”—Ling Ma, author of Severance

Apartment is a piercing investigation of male intimacy, privilege, and literary ambition that’s as witty and insightful as it is heartrending. I couldn’t look away.”—Julie Buntin, author of Marlena