Small Apartments by Chris Millis

Small Apartments

Small Apartments

Price: $12.95
ISBN: 1-895636-35-3
Anvil Press, 2001
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About the Book

Small Apartments is the offbeat tale of an obese, slovenly peeping tom, his odd brother, his pothead neighbour, and their quest to hide the body of an unfortunate landlord. The story is accented along the way by murder, strange fingernail collections and the occasional blast from a treasured alphorn. Small Apartments was released as a motion picture in 2012.

A capricious comedy of errors, Small Apartments resonates with tremulous energy and memorable characters. Franklin Franklin is a fully realized and sympathetic protagonist in the vein of Ignatius Reilly (A Confederacy of Dunces), a simple man who yearns for “a land of pastoral serenity” devoid of the irritants of contemporary urban society. Find out more about the film adaptation of this book at

About the Author

Chris Millis is an author, screenwriter and comic artist who lives in New York state. Small Apartments was his first published novel. You can read more about him on his website.


“brisk and compact…surprisingly expansive thematic breadth, a thoughtful, silly yet serious life study in goofy pathos.” —the Globe and Mail

“Good snappy stuff…” —Geist magazine