Contemporary Canadian Literature with a Distinctly Urban Twist

Anvil Press

Small Apartments

Small Apartments

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Winner of the 2000 3-Day Novel-Writing Contest

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 life. An offbeat tale, Small Apartments is accented along the way by murder, strange fingernail collections, and the occasional blast from a treasured alphorn.

Small Apartments is now a majorly quirky motion picture starring Matt Lucas and Peter Stormare. The cast co-stars Dolph Lundgren, Johnny Knoxville, James Caan, Billy Crystal, Juno Temple, Saffron Burrows and Amanda Plummer.

A new edition of Small Apartments is available now.


  • Publication: Fall 2013 (New Edition Release)
  • ISBN: 9781895636352
  • Pages: 128 pp
  • Size: 5 x 8 inches

Chris Millis is a prize-winning, bestselling author, producer, screenwriter, and cartoonist. He wrote the screenplay for Small Apartments, which made its World Premiere at the 2012 South By Southwest Film Festival in Austin, Texas. He divides his time between Los Angeles and Upstate New York where he lives with his wife and identical twin sons. His new novel, God & California is due out in the fall of 2013.

Books by Chris Millis