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The facades : a novel

Author: Eric Lundgren
Publisher: New York : Overlook Duckworth, 2013.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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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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Genre/Form: Fiction
Suspense fiction
Humorous fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Eric Lundgren
ISBN: 9781468306873 1468306871 9781468308945 1468308947
OCLC Number: 827257101
Description: 216 pages ; 21 cm
Responsibility: Eric Lundgren.

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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.

Along the streets of the once-great Midwestern city of Trude, the ornate old buildings lie in ruin. Shrouded in disappointment and nostalgia, Trude has become a treacherous maze of convoluted shopping malls, barricaded libraries, and elitist assisted-living homes. One night at Trude's opera house, the theater's most celebrated mezzo-soprano vanishes during rehearsal. When police come up empty-handed, the star's husband, a disconsolate legal clerk named Sven Norberg, must take up the quest on his own, and must descend into Trude's underworld and confront the menacing and bizarre citizens of his hometown: rebellious librarians, shifty music critics, a cop called the Oracle, and the minister of an apocalyptic church who has recruited Norberg's teenage son.

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