The Facades: A Novel

The Facades: A Novel

Eric Lundgren

Along the streets of the once-great Midwestern urban of Trude, the ornate previous constructions lie in smash. Shrouded in unhappiness and nostalgia, Trude has turn into a spot to "lose yourself," as one vacationer brochure places it: a treacherous maze of convoluted purchasing shops, barricaded libraries, and elitist assisted-living homes.

One evening at Trude's opera condominium, the theater's such a lot celebrated mezzo-soprano vanishes in the course of practice session. whilst police arise empty-handed, the star's husband, a disconsolate felony clerk named Sven Norberg, needs to take in the search on his personal. yet to find the key of his wife's disappearance, Norberg needs to descend into Trude's underworld and confront the menacing and weird electorate of his fatherland: rebellious librarians, shifty track critics, a cop referred to as the Oracle, and the minister of an apocalyptic church who has recruited Norberg's teenage son. confronted with the lack of every thing he loves, Norberg follows his research to the center of town and during the structures of a in all probability insane modernist architect referred to as Bernhard, whose problematic imaginative and prescient will supply him an brilliant revelation.

Written with boundless intelligence and razor-sharp wit, THE FACADES is a comic book andexistential secret that unfolds on the pressing velocity of a thriller.

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