A Change of Pace: The Eroica Trilogy

Something Different This Way Comes


Transformations Press (i.e., David) is extraordinarily pleased to announce the resurrection of two iconoclastic novels by Eugene K. Garber, as well as the imminent birth of his latest novel, The House of Nordquist.

Gene was my mentor in fiction writing when I was a graduate student in the early '90s. We've maintained a friendship ever since.

With his first two Eroica books now out of print and the third just completed, and Transformations Press just getting off the ground, we decided to join forces. The result: the completed Eroica Trilogy, a groundbreaking, three-part saga of art, heroism and evil--with a little sex thrown in. Click here for more about Gene and his fiction and hyperfiction.

The first two booksVienna ØØ and O Amazonas Escuro, are FREE on Amazon.com until 11:59pm PDT on Tuesday, August 28. Get them. Explore them. Click the book covers below before this free offer expires.

The final and most demonic book of the Trilogy, The House of Nordquist, is available for preorder now and will be released on September 1. (Watch this space for special offers.)

NOTE: If you like what you experience in Garber's world, please consider leaving a review on Amazon.

More on The Eroica Trilogy

Vienna ØØ, which I loved, is funny and dark, mythic and modern. And sexy.
Lynda Schor, 
Sexual Harassment Rules

Musical, absorbing and gem-like, 0 Amazonas Escuro sparkles in the dark.
Ricardo Nirenberg, Wave Mechanics: A Love Story

Like the crime at its core, The House of Nordquist is an unquenchable fire. 
Ron MacLeanHeadlong

Vienna ØØ, the first in the series, is populated by characters who closely resemble actual luminaries of fin de siècle Vienna—Mahler, Schiele, Klimt, Freud. But the real hero is the city herself. And the inexorable movement of the book is one of disrobing, an exquisite striptease. In these cunningly constructed stories the reader’s engagement never flags, for nothing ever seems quite predestined. At every twist and turn hope and fear hang suspended until the last word, and often beyond.

O Amazonas Escuro, second in the series, portrays the adventures of K, a scientific anthropologist who is hell bent on bringing rational order to his descriptions of the culture of a tribe of Amazonian indigenes. But the tribe will not have it, persisting in its mythological treatments of sky, river, animals and self. Nor will outside visitors to the tribal compound, bringing with them botanical passions, wounds of war, erotic obsession, and cinematographic exploitation. Looming over the entire enterprise are spirits of clashing ideals, resonant voices of western thinkers from Plato to Derrida.

In The House of Nordquist, the final novel of The Eroica Trilogy, Eugene K. Garber creates his most demonic character of the series. Deep in the infernal regions of the bizarre house of his mad father, the Faustian Eric Nordquist conducts an atrocious experiment, extracting sounds for a world-changing symphony from the body of a Holocaust victim. He sucks everyone 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 and Paul is in pursuit. Can Paul find Eric and the sinister score? If he does, what will he do?

The novels of The Eroica Trilogy share the common strategy of “genre iconoclasm.” Where history is foregrounded, e.g. in Vienna ØØ,  actual characters are renamed and their personalities rendered unstable. Where anthropology is central, e.g. in O Amazonas Escuro, ethnography is subjected to philosophical inspection and comic absurdity. In The House of Nordquist the conventions of Gothic fiction and mystery novels are radically skewed by the deflections of metafiction and indeterminacy.

Get started. You will get hooked.

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A Change of Pace: The Eroica Trilogy

  1. I just started Vienna 00, can’t imagine where it will take me. Congratulations to Transformations Press and the author on these exciting releases.

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