Eric Lundgren - Author

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Eric Lundgren grew up in Minneapolis. He studied at Lewis & Clark College and earned his MFA at Washington University, where he was awarded a third-year fellowship. The Facades is his first novel. He works at a public library in St. Louis, where he lives with his wife Eleanor and their two cats.


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The Facades

The Facades

Author: Eric Lundgren Format: Hardback Release Date: 30/01/2014

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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