The House of Nordquist
The Third book of the Eroica Trilogy
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About the Book
“Like the crime at its core, The House of Nordquist is an unquenchable fire. Part detective story, part playful Gothic, part reimagining of Faust, and fully compelling. Garber’s novel fulfills the promise-threat: things stranger than you wish will happen here.”
Ron MacLean, author of the award winning mystery novel Headlong.
In The House of Nordquist, the final novel of The Eroica Trilogy, Eugene K. Garber creates his most demonic character of the series. The Faustian Eric Nordquist deep in the infernal regions of the bizarre house of his mad father conducts an atrocious experiment. He will extract from the body of a Holocaust victim sounds for a world-changing symphony. Day after day he stands at his synthesizer transforming the sounds of a maimed body into appalling skeins of lachrymose reverberations. But his theft of the life force of his subject is not his only transgression. He sucks all around him into the vortex of his mad dream of a cleansing cataclysm. His most devoted follower Paul Albright not only assists in the experiment but becomes infected with unholy powers. Now, years later, the House of Nordquist burned to the ground by an unknown arsonist, Eric is on the loose with the score of his abysmal symphony. Paul is in pursuit. Can Paul find Eric and the sinister score? If he does, what will he do?
about the author
Eugene K. Garber has published five books of fiction and is the creator, with eight other artists, of EROICA, a hypermedia fiction (http://hypereroica.com/). His work includes strong elements of myth, metafiction, and spiritual quest.
Garber’s fiction has won the Associated Writing Programs Short Fiction Award and the William Goyen Prize for Fiction sponsored by TriQuarterly. He has been awarded fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the New York State Council of the Arts. His short fiction has been anthologized in The Norton Anthology of Contemporary Fiction, Revelation and Other Fiction from the Sewanee Review, The Paris Review Anthology, and Best American Short Stories.