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Author:
Craig Nova
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978-0307236937
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Crown; 1 edition (March 16, 2010)
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CRAIG NOVA is the author of ten novels and has received an Award in Literature from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. He is also the recipient of NEA and Guggenheim fellowships.

CRAIG NOVA is the author of ten novels and has received an Award in Literature from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. Библиографические данные. The Informer: A Novel.

Craig Nova's THE INFORMER is a haunting, evocative novel set in Berlin in the early 1930s. The story moves between three main characters: a disfigured prostitute named Gaelle; her physically handicaped pimp Felix; and Armina, a female police investigator who is trying to stop a serial killer who is preying on women. Set against the backdrop of pre-war Germany, there is an undeniable spookiness to the plot, which is greatly enhanced by Nova's vivid and sensual prose.

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The Informer is a novel by Irish writer Liam O'Flaherty published in 1925. It received the 1925 James Tait Black Memorial Prize. Set in 1920s Dublin in the aftermath of the Irish Civil War, the novel centers on Gypo Nolan

The Informer is a novel by Irish writer Liam O'Flaherty published in 1925. Set in 1920s Dublin in the aftermath of the Irish Civil War, the novel centers on Gypo Nolan. Having disclosed the whereabouts of his friend Frankie McPhillip to the police, Gypo finds himself hunted by his revolutionary comrades for this betrayal. Gypo Nolan - The informer of the novel's title, he is an ex-policeman and member of the Revolutionary Organization.

And while Craig Nova went on to write books that were just as good (THE CONGRESSMAN'S DAUGHTER, TORNADO ALLEY, TROMBONE and last year's THE INFORMER come immediately to mind), THE GOOD SON will always be the one that set things in motion for him as a writer. And rightly so. It was the novel in which all of his powers as a storyteller and stylist, and everything he'd learned till then, came into play.

Berlin in 1930 is a city of dark paranoia and covert power struggles, where violence can erupt at any moment

Berlin in 1930 is a city of dark paranoia and covert power struggles, where violence can erupt at any moment. The Brownshirts dominate the streets, but the Red Front is building its insurgence.

Craig Nova is an American novelist and author of twelve novels

Craig Nova is an American novelist and author of twelve novels. In his three most recent novels ("Wetware", "Cruisers", and "The Informer"), Nova has moved into the genre of crime and mystery fiction, taking cues and borrowing tropes from writers like William Gibson ("Wetware"), James M. Cain ("Cruisers") and Graham Greene ("The Informer").

In The Informer, Nova takes readers to Berlin in 1930 - where politics are becoming increasingly polarized, the economy is in shambles, and information is constantly manipulated and distorted for individuals and groups to leverage power against one another (sound like the state of affairs in the .

Craig Nova is an American novelist and author of fourteen novels. His short story, "The Prince," won an . enry Award. His first novel, "Turkey Hash", won the prestigious Harper-Saxton Award. Nova received an Award in Literature from the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters and received a Guggenheim Fellowship in 1997.

Berlin in 1930 is a city of dark paranoia and covert power struggles, where violence can erupt at any moment. The Brownshirts dominate the streets, but the Red Front is building its insurgence.Gaelle, a beautiful but desperate young prostitute with a scar across one side of her face, trades in something far more powerful—and dangerous—than sex: information. To possess her, men will do more than pay—they will tell her secrets. What Gaelle wants is protection.Felix, a sixteen-year-old boy with a lame foot, negotiates Gaelle’s price, accompanies her in limousines when she feels threatened, and reminds her to take care of herself. But can he really keep her from harm?Armina Treffen is an investigator for the Berlin Police. Several women’s bodies have been found in the park, murdered in the same manner, and Armina, too, seeks Gaelle’s confidence to help her catch a serial killer.Even as Gaelle tries to protect herself by possessing information, she becomes more entangled in a complex web of politics and murder in a city in which men will go to any length to maintain the power of silence.In this taut literary thriller, acclaimed author Craig Nova masterfully captures the menace and malice of pre-war Berlin through the eyes of characters dealing with forces far beyond their control.
  • I got interested in Craig Nova after reading a short story of his in The American Scholar. I recently finished The Informer, his literary noir novel set in Berlin in 1930 and after. A really, really good book. The writing will take your breath away. It gave me pause to reflect on my own youthful naivety, composed of a toxic blend of crude left-wing politics, and hippie Age of Aquarius nonsense. I cannot tell you what an impact Ted Bundy had on thought in the Seattle area. Holy crap, what is a psychopath? You mean there are people out there who are just plain evil? I distinctly remember talking to my son and his friends years later about the fact that there are some really dangerous individuals out there. So you avoid certain bars late at night, etc. Of course the noir aspect of Nova’s novel raises the question of whether you can trust anyone, especially in a society that we know from hindsight is going mad. Maybe I should have told them not to trust anyone! Read The Informer for the writing, the sense of place, and because it will stay with you long after you finish reading it.

  • The Informer is a thrilling and engaging novel in the tradition of Graham Greene and Alan Furst. With taut prose and a dark plot, Nova sets two characters - the scarred yet appealing prostitute, Gaelle, and the police inspector, Armina, on a collision course amid the backdrop of 1930s Berlin.

    Nova masterfully develops in The Informer the intrigue and suspense that you expect from the best literary thrillers. Fans of Furst's spy novels as well as detective thrillers from the likes of Stieg Larsson (The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo), Henning Mankell (the Kurt Wallender mysteries), Per Wahlöö and Maj Sjowall (The Laughing Policeman) will feel right at home reading The Informer. Highly recommended.

  • For the past decade, writer sui generis Craig Nova -- author of "The Good Son," "Tornado Alley" and "The Universal Donor" -- has been working with various ghosts of literature past: "The Universal Donor" found him channeling Nathanael West and a bit of Robin Cook; in "Wetware" it was the spirits of Robert Heinlein and Philip K. Dick; and "Cruisers" found the author possessed by the likes of James M. Cain and, improbably, Leo Tolstoy. Nova's latest, "The Informer," is visited by only one literary ghost: Graham Greene.

    As with all good novels, the plot of Nova's latest is both simple and complicated. Set during the waning years of the Weimar Republic, "The Informer" traces the paths of three people: Detective Armina Treffen (one of the few women working in the serious crimes department), a 22-year-old prostitute named Galle and her 16-year-old pimp and protector, Felix. Galle is a "gravelstone," a woman who has a physical disfigurement which makes her twice as appealing to customers (the scars on Galle's face come from a childhood car accident). One of Galle's customers is the mysterious Mr. Hauptmann (who has obvious political connections), who wants to pay her to pass along information gleaned from various liaisons. Of course, Felix and Galle recognize a financial opportunity (no matter how dangerous) and play it for all its worth, selling information to mysterious political figures (Nazis or Communists), to police officers and anyone else offering cold hard cash. Meanwhile, Armina has become personally invested in her investigation of the serial murders of prostitutes in Berlin. She stays on the case, following clues, heading down blind and dark alleys, for over a decade.

    Those in search of satisfying suspense and mystery will find it in "The Informer"; just as importantly, they will find a depiction of a society at loose ends, and a populace that no longer feels in control of their own lives. In the 1930s-era Germany, gangs (the Immertreu) roam the streets; most people are obsessed with superficialities, like having the perfect body; many political types have access to airwaves and media, spouting their beliefs, telling others what to think; and there is a fascination with crime and the violence it begets, with reenactments taking place in Cabarets. Anyone paying attention in today's American society (gang wars, murders, TV shows like "CSI," media outlets like Fox News, radio pundits such as Rush Limbaugh) might find this all uncomfortably familiar. Especially when "The Informer" moves from pre-war Germany to post-war Germany, and the devastation brought about by an ill-conceived war drives thematic points (intended or not) straight home. Although he might have been inspired by the ghosts of literature past in recent years, with "The Informer" Craig Nova proves -- once again, and brilliantly so -- that his writing can be just as moving, just as entertaining and insightful, and just as haunting as that of the finest writers in anyone's literary canon.

  • "The Informer" is a taut noirish novel of suspense set in Weimar Berlin. The dark year is 1930. The prostitute Gaelle is working her trade in the parks and boulevards of Berlin. Gaelle has a huge scar across her face as a result of a terrible automobile accident. Her pimp is a teenager named Felix. Felix has a limp and is a grotesque figure of Nova's imagination. Gaelle becomes involved in a murder due to the political struggle between the Nazis and their enemies the Red Guard Communists. Armina Treffen is a police officer who is investigating gruesome serial murders of prostitutes. Lyrical chapters deal with Armina's love for a young botanist named Rainer. Their love story is all light contrasting nicely with the darkness and nightime horrors all around them.
    This short novel has interesting characters; a good plot and an atmospheric portrait of a Germany on the brink of the abyss of hell. The plot twists are surprising keeping the reader guessing and flipping all 306 pages until the satisfying ending.
    Craig Nova who teaches at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro is to be complimented on this fine novel!