"I find the region on the whole quite weird..."Emerging author Eric Lundgren:
One of my ambitions is to write about the Midwest not in a gently humorous mode, a la Garrison Keillor, or as a theatre for quietly snuffed realist dreams, but in a sort of estranged, almost grotesque mode, the way Flannery O’Connor wrote about the South, or the way Thomas Bernhard wrote about Austria. This could be a deeply bad idea. I find the region on the whole quite weird, including the widely held belief of its inhabitants that it’s a second-class place and not really worth discussing in detail.His debut novel, The Facades, sounds interesting and is firmly on my radar.
The description of the novel at the link almost makes it sound like The Shadow of the Wind or some magical realist story.
Posted by: Paul Lamb at Aug 1, 2013 5:52:27 PM