The Facades: A Major Literary Debut That Reviewers Have Compared To the Works of

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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 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.

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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.

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Weight0.245 kg
Dimensions20 × 13.1 × 1.8 cm
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Imprint

Cover

Paperback

Pages

272

Language

English

Edition

1st paperback ed

Dewey

813.6 (edition:23)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K

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