Cruisers by Craig Nova
A Novel

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As a child Frank Kohler learned of his mother’s brutal murder. Now, years later, he yearns for some affirmation that remains elusive. As a state trooper on the night shift, Russell Boyd cruises the highways of Vermont constantly reminded of the true depths of human misery. The lives of these two men will intersect only tangentially, until fate catches up with them.

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About Craig Nova

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Craig Nova is the award-winning author of twelve novels and one autobiography. His writing has appeared in Esquire, The Paris Review, The New York Times Magazine, and Men's Journal, among others. He has received an Award in Literature from the American Academy and Institute of the Arts and Letters and is a recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship. In 2005 he was named Class of 1949 Distinguished Professor in the Humanities at the University of North Carolina, Greensboro.
Published July 12, 2005 by Vintage. 320 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense. Fiction

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Russell has a brief run-in with Frank when he takes Zofia and a couple of her schoolchildren on a fishing trip that happens to put them on Russell’s land.

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Nova (Wetware , etc.) alternates between these two men as Frank, in a misguided search for love, gets a Russian mail-order bride, Katryna, and Russell lives "the malice and danger of his hour-to-hour" job.

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Along the way, Nova displays an uncanny flair for evoking his characters' innermost fears and desires through sensuous details -- from the rank ferment of kitchen garbage to an autumn fox hunt among sumac with leaves ''the color of the reddest lipstick.'' Originally posted Jul 16, 2004 Publi...

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