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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—Lundgren’s novel follows a disconsolate legal clerk named Sven Norberg, who sets out to investigate his wife’s disappearance. 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. The Facades has been met with rapturous reviews upon its publication, and will be read and discussed for many years to come.
The Overlook Press, 9781468308945, 224pp.
Publication Date: June 3, 2014
About the Author
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 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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