Praise for THE INFORMERS 'A fine and frightening study of how the past preys upon the present.' John Banville 'From the opening paragraph of The Informers, I felt myself under the spell of a masterful writer.' Nicole Krauss 'Juan Gabriel Vasquez is one of the most original new voices of Latin American literature.' Mario Vargas Llosa--This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Beginning in the last century, driven by French ideas and American dollars and the world's desires, the Panamanian isthmus was crossed first by railroad and then by the monstrous undertaking of an ocean to ocean canal. At the beginning of this century, Joseph Conrad, a Polish writer self-exiled to London to write in a second language of English and imperialism, wrote of a fictional country called Costaguana. Colombian novelist … more