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The Facades (Hardback)

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Hardback 272 Pages / Published: 30/01/2014
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The Facades is one of the most remarkable and talked-about debut novels in recent memory. Set in the once-great Midwestern city of Trude a treacherous maze of convoluted shopping malls, barricaded libraries and elitist assisted-living homes Eric Lundgren s novel follows a disconsolate legal clerk named Sven Norberg, who sets out to investigate the disappearance of his wife, the city s most celebrated mezzo-soprano. To track her down, he must descend into Trude s underworld and confront the menacing and bizarre citizens of his hometown. rebellious librarians, shifty music critics and the minister of an apocalyptic church who has recruited Norberg s teenage son. Written with boundless intelligence and razor-sharp wit, The Facades is a comic and existential mystery that unfolds at the urgent pace of a thriller.

Publisher: Duckworth Overlook
ISBN: 9780715647677
Number of pages: 272
Weight: 347 g
Dimensions: 203 x 129 x 21 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
The Facades challenges your sense of the world you think you know and live in. It is a dazzling invention -- Kathryn Davis, author of Duplex and The Thin Place
Lundgren writes like a veteran in his prime, and The Facades is simply one of the best novels Ive read in years, period -- Teddy Wayne, author of The Love Song of Jonny Valentine and Kapitoil
Eric Lundgren has written exactly the kind of book I hope to stumble on, to be seized by, to be astonished by, to marvel at -- Arthur Phillips, author of The Tragedy of Arthur and Prague

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