The Informers

The Informers

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Set in Los Angeles, in the recent past. The birthplace and graveyard of American myths and dreams, the city harbours a group of people trapped between the beauty of their surroundings and their own moral impoverishment. This novel is a chronicle of their voices.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 240 pages
  • 132 x 198 x 15mm | 157g
  • Pan MacMillan
  • PICADOR
  • London, United Kingdom
  • New edition
  • 0330339184
  • 9780330339186

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With American Psycho Bret Easton Ellis, at barely 30 years old, established himself as the leader of a new generation of American writers and as a cult figure. His speciality is psychopathic behaviour set against the hard, enticing glitter of modern materialism, the one feeding on the other and described in a prose style that is lucid (read accessible) and un-condemnatory. The Informers is set in California and through a kaleidoscope of first person voices, the last, best but fading bastion of the American dream is laid bare. Underlying it all there is, one suspects, a fierce moralism at work; the future has arrived and it is hell, and nothing, least of all the search for spiritual nirvana will change that reality. (Kirkus UK)show more

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