Eric Swanson The Boy in the Lake: A Novel

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The Boy in the Lake: A Novel

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The Boy in the Lake marks the emergence of a new voice in American fiction -- in this unsettling, beautifully written novel, a middle-aged man, returning home after thirty years, finds himself drawn inexorably into a search to make amends for a shocking

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Shortly after his grandmother dies, Christian Fowler returns to the town he left thirty years before, fleeing the consequences of a vicious betrayal. Revisiting the desolate scenery of his childhood triggers Fowler's memories, long suppressed, of this violent tragedy, and he finds himself drawn inexorably into a search to make amends. Written with an exquisite sparseness, The Boy in the Lake delves deeper and deeper into the recesses of memory and guilt, and erupts in an ending that will leave readers shaken and changed.

"For a taut, slender book, The Boy in the Lake has deep resonance and a heft to it. You peel away the layers as the protagonist does, and, yes, it's like getting to the heart of an onion--except that you do not find yourself crying. It's a novel about discovering and recovering one's history, and in spite of the dark suspense and strong emotions, you're smiling--for the protagonist, for the author, for yourself." --Frederick Busch, author of Girls

"It doesn't take a page to know we are in the hands of a storyteller. The narrator's voice is immediate and warm, authentic and subtle, and it is easy to give oneself over to a novel about love and lies and desire and forgiving. I think I would follow Eric Swanson's talent into any story he chose to tell." --Sandra Scofield, author of Plain Seeing

"The Boy in the Lake is a difficult novel to put down--a spare, delicate tale about grappling with past mistakes, but infused with the ominous tension of a murder mystery." --Jennifer Egan, author of The Invisible Circus

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Eric Swanson grew up in Rochester, New York, and was educated at Yale University. Swanson's life story inspired the hit play As Bees in Honey Drown. He is the author of one previous novel, The Greenhouse Effect, and lives in New York.

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